Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/560544
Title:
Health inequalities and poverty.
Authors:
Society of St Vincent de Paul
Citation:
Society of St Vincent de Paul. 2001. Health inequalities and poverty. Dublin: Society of St Vincent de Paul.
Publisher:
Society of St Vincent de Paul
Issue Date:
Apr-2001
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/560544
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
The SVP considers access to an adequate health service as a basic human fight and supports the campaign to have the right to health and health care inserted into the Constitution. The SVP believes that medical necessity and not fiscal consideration should be the key value on which access to health care is determined. There is a proven link between poverty and ill health. In the words of the Combat Poverty Agency 'poor people get sicker and die younger than people who are better off'. On many occasions SVP members link themselves being the only support available to people discharged from hospital unable to cope wrth day to day tasks. The Department of Health and Children cites equity, quality and accountability as core prrnclples underpinning its current health strategy. This principle contradicts the daily reality for public patients effectively denied treatment and forced on to lengthy waiting lists while those with private health insurance are fast tracked to care. Eradicating poverty as a major determinant of ill health must be the drrvlng force of the fortllcoming Health Strategy. The SVP hopes this strategy will embrace the concept of: • Equal access to available care for equal need • Equal utilisation for equal need • Equal quality of care for all • The commitment to set health targets within the framework of the Natronal Anti Poverty Strategy (NAPS) is a powerful mechanrsm to advance the rrghts based approach to access to health services. Targets and Indicators must be set which clearly measure how health inequalities will be tackled. The health status of different groups In Irish society must be tracked to see how various groups access and participate in health services and what these outcomes are.
Keywords:
HEALTH STRATEGY; POVERTY; HEALTH CARE; HEALTH SERVICES; EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorSociety of St Vincent de Paulen
dc.date.accessioned2015-07-16T11:12:09Zen
dc.date.available2015-07-16T11:12:09Zen
dc.date.issued2001-04en
dc.identifier.citationSociety of St Vincent de Paul. 2001. Health inequalities and poverty. Dublin: Society of St Vincent de Paul.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/560544en
dc.descriptionThe SVP considers access to an adequate health service as a basic human fight and supports the campaign to have the right to health and health care inserted into the Constitution. The SVP believes that medical necessity and not fiscal consideration should be the key value on which access to health care is determined. There is a proven link between poverty and ill health. In the words of the Combat Poverty Agency 'poor people get sicker and die younger than people who are better off'. On many occasions SVP members link themselves being the only support available to people discharged from hospital unable to cope wrth day to day tasks. The Department of Health and Children cites equity, quality and accountability as core prrnclples underpinning its current health strategy. This principle contradicts the daily reality for public patients effectively denied treatment and forced on to lengthy waiting lists while those with private health insurance are fast tracked to care. Eradicating poverty as a major determinant of ill health must be the drrvlng force of the fortllcoming Health Strategy. The SVP hopes this strategy will embrace the concept of: • Equal access to available care for equal need • Equal utilisation for equal need • Equal quality of care for all • The commitment to set health targets within the framework of the Natronal Anti Poverty Strategy (NAPS) is a powerful mechanrsm to advance the rrghts based approach to access to health services. Targets and Indicators must be set which clearly measure how health inequalities will be tackled. The health status of different groups In Irish society must be tracked to see how various groups access and participate in health services and what these outcomes are.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherSociety of St Vincent de Paulen
dc.subjectHEALTH STRATEGYen
dc.subjectPOVERTYen
dc.subjectHEALTH CAREen
dc.subjectHEALTH SERVICESen
dc.subjectEQUAL OPPORTUNITIESen
dc.titleHealth inequalities and poverty.en
dc.typeReporten
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