Our Mission: To improve health and the value of healthcare by comparing and contrasting key drivers and approaches
to addressing healthcare costs and
outcomes across the globe, with a goal
of identifying and promoting successful, relevant, and replicable
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Health inequity (also termed health disparity or health inequality) refers to the poorer than average health status of disadvantaged groups in societies relative to other groups Health inequalities can be related to economic, social, and lifestyle factors or can be caused by dysfunctional health systems. Inequities in health and health care can exist both between and within countries and may be associated with specific social or ethnic groups.