inverse care law

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The availability of good medical care tends to vary inversely with the needs of the population served. This inverse care law operates more completely where medical care is most exposed to market forces, and less so where such exposure is reduced. This “law” is based on observations published by the British general practitioner Julian Tudor Hart (b. 1927) in 1971. It is described at http://www.sochealth.co.uk/history/inversecare.htm.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology.

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