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National Confidential Enquiry into Patient Outcome and Death: Review of Health Inequalities Short Report
Published: 14 Apr 2022
The National Confidential Enquiry into Patient Outcome and Death (NCEPOD) has published its latest report into health inequalities. Based on NCEPOD reports over the last 15 years and data collections in progress, the report reviews data to identify themes relating to healthcare inequalities.
Overall, the report identified four areas of healthcare inequalities: protected characteristics – age and disability, socioeconomic deprivation, organisation of healthcare services and inclusion health groups. Key findings include:
Inequality due to age was visible in NCEPOD studies that reviewed the care provided to the elderly and to children and young people
Socioeconomic deprivation was visible in the care provided to children and young people and to adults
Many children and young people have to travel long distances to receive specialist care which can separate them from their family.
The report also highlighted hospital admissions as an opportunity to intervene in the general healthcare of vulnerable young people and adults who may not be accessing primary care of looking after their general health.
Read the full report: You can read the report by clicking on the link below.
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