Inequalities in mortality in Britain are greater today than those during the 1930s economic depression, according to a new study.
Researchers from the universities of Sheffield and Bristol have built on previous research using updated population estimates and more accurate ways of measuring poverty.
They found inequalities continued to rise steadily during the first decade of the 21st century, and could become worse.
Despite government initiatives and efforts to close the gaps, differences in health inequalities have widened over the past 10 years, which the researchers say reflects widening inequality in wealth and income.
Saturday, July 24, 2010
How Can This Be? I Thought They Had Socialized Medicine?!