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The burden of health inequity in the European Union

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  • Author: Juan Garay
  • Status: Public
  • Number of pages: 68
  • Size: 216x279
  • Inside: Black and white
  • Binding: Perfect bound
  • Cover finish: Mate
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The analysis of the EU burden of health inequity stands at some 100,000 avoidable deaths (4% of those under 80) when using global healthy/feasible/sustainable models, and 6 times higher (in number-close to 600,000- and proportion- 23%-) when using EU national and subnational health/feasible standards. Health inequity hits harder Eastern Europe (mainly Bulgaria and the Baltic countries), and middle age men, but with higher sensitivity analysis (smaller sample size) it detects health inequities in all sex, age groups and regions.

The relation between the most efficient use of economic (and its relation with natural) resources of the HF(S) models, and the present shape and dynamics of income distribution opens t a new research area: the economics of equity: equinomics.

Equity income curves compatible with the right to health and life (life expectancy feasible for all) call for ethical global, regional and regional redistribution systems.

At the EU level, the limited sampling power of the EU national analysis narrows the equity zone, ut the higher-sensitive subnational level of analysis allows to see that possibly only half of the burden of health inequity is due to the shadows of the deficit zone, and a major degree of ill health is in areas of equity and even excess accumulation.

The level of EU resource flows is far above what´s needed for the best feasible wellbeing standards. Disposing of such excess would allow EU redistribution to prevent from EU citizens living in the "deficit" zone (causing some 400,000 avoidable deaths every year)  and only better lives for all Europeans but also allow global redistribution to enable all world citizens to escape the deficit zone (and prevent over 15 million deaths per year) and still ample space of resources or direct the same present levels into knowledge of sustainable economies (e.g. fusion) or do without such excess and work less, produce less, consume less and possibly (letting go off the cortisol-driven biodynamics) live more

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