Measuring and tackling health inequalities across Europe

Eurohealth (volume 3, number 15) is dedicated to addressing health inequalities. Articles include a Commission perspective on reducing health inequalities in the EU; challenges with measurement and data availability; and examples of national strategic approaches in France, Hungary and the Netherlands. Available online PDF [52p.] at:


1 Solidarity in health. The European Commission sets out new actions on health inequalities Ana Xavier, Charles Price and Fritz von Nordheim

4 Health inequality. Why is it important and can we actually measure it? - Cristina Masseria

7 Unmet need as an indicator of health care access - Sara Allin and Cristina Masseria

10 Measuring health inequalities in Europe. Methodological issues in the analysis of survey data - Owen O'Donnell

14 CEE countries. Data availability and methodological issues - Martin Bobak

16 Tackling health inequalities in the Netherlands - Mariël Droomers

19 What is the role of the health care system in reducing health inequalities in France? -Dominique Polton

22 Resource allocation policies to reduce avoidable health inequalities between Primary Care Trusts in England - Tom Hennell

24 How do welfare policies contribute to the reduction of health inequalities? - Olle Lundberg

28 Policy actions to tackle health inequalities in Hungary arising from the economic crisis - Peter Makara

Health policy developments
29 Morbidity-based risk adjustment in Germany. Long in coming, but worth the wait? - Matthew Gaskins and Reinhard Busse

32 Improving New Zealand's health system performance: Challenges for the way forward - Robin Gauld



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