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Health inequalities and secondary care

What are health inequalities and health inequities? Why do they occur? Working in secondary care, what does it mean to me?



One hour

What you are going to learn

What you will learn

This e-learning module will introduce you to the concept of health inequalities and health inequity. It will consider the causes of unequal health outcomes between individuals and groups and will go on to think about why this matters - to patients, to communities, and to the health system as a whole. 

What will I be able to do at the end of this module?

1. Describe the concepts of health inequalities, health inequity, and deprivation. 

2. Understand the social determinants of health and the role of healthcare in determining health outcomes

3. Begin to consider the place of secondary care in reducing health inequity.