Taking urgent action on health inequities The Lancet Online

This article in The Lancet discusses how the latest Marmot Review 10 Years On report follows-up on the original Marmot Review on how falling life expectancy relates to poverty.

'Inequalities in life expectancy have widened and life expectancy fell in the most deprived communities. The amount of time spent in poor health has increased, and for people aged 45–49 years, the mortality rate has risen. The report states that “the country has been moving in the wrong direction”, and “lives for people towards the bottom of the social hierarchy have been made more difficult"'.


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