This set of discussion papers, written by leading UK experts from an unusually wide range of disciplinary backgrounds, attempts to set out and classify, in a reasonably complete and systematic manner, the full range of issues raised by the pursuit of equity in health.
This is done in the belief that progress in tackling inequities in health in the UK has been hampered by a lack of clarity on these issues, as well as political and practical obstacles. It is also done in the hope that reading these papers will help people at least to agree on what it is that they are disagreeing about when they argue about equity in health.
Oliver A, Cookson R and McDaid D (2001) The issues panel for equity in health: the discussion papers. Research report. Nuffield Trust.