Economic inequalities in burden of illness, diagnosis and treatment of five long-term conditions in England: panel study

N. Steel, A. C. Hardcastle, M. O. Bachmann, S. H. Richards, L. T. A. Mounce, A. Clark, I. Lang, D. Melzer, J. Campbell

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Abstract

We compared the distribution by wealth of self-reported illness burden (estimated from validated scales, biomarker and reported symptoms) for angina, cataract, depression, diabetes and osteoarthritis, with the distribution of self-reported medical diagnosis and treatment. We aimed to determine if the greater illness burden borne by poorer participants was matched by appropriately higher levels of diagnosis and treatment.
Original languageEnglish
Article numbere005530
JournalBMJ Open
Volume4
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 24 Oct 2014

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