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Socioeconomic inequalities in the use of NHS care in England

Ben Zaranko, Anita Charlesworth and Martin McKee
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Providing equal access to healthcare to all solely on the basis of need was a founding principle of the NHS. Despite this, large differences persist in the amount of care used by people living in different areas and with different backgrounds. At this event we explored the findings of new IFS work outlining what has happened to educational inequalities in health care in England since 2002-03.

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External publication
Expanding access to health care is once again high on the US political agenda, as is concern about those who are being “left behind.” But is universal health care that is largely free at the point of use sufficient to eliminate inequalities in health care use? To explore this question, we ...
Press release
Ensuring that access to health care is based on clinical need, not age, location, or ability to pay, is a founding principle of the NHS. But it does not necessarily follow that individuals with the same health needs but different socioeconomic status make the same use of NHS care.