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Socioeconomic inequalities in mortality from conditions amenable to medical interventions: do they reflect inequalities in access or quality of health care?

  • Iris Plug1,
  • Rasmus Hoffmann1,
  • Barbara Artnik2,
  • Matthias Bopp3,
  • Carme Borrell4,
  • Giuseppe Costa5, 6,
  • Patrick Deboosere7,
  • Santi Esnaola8,
  • Ramune Kalediene9,
  • Mall Leinsalu10, 11,
  • Olle Lundberg12,
  • Pekka Martikainen13,
  • Enrique Regidor14,
  • Jitka Rychtarikova15,
  • Björn Heine Strand16,
  • Bogdan Wojtyniak17 and
  • Johan P Mackenbach1, 18Email author
BMC Public Health201212:346

DOI: 10.1186/1471-2458-12-346

Received: 21 December 2011

Accepted: 11 May 2012

Published: 11 May 2012

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11 May 2012 Editorially accepted
11 May 2012 Article published 10.1186/1471-2458-12-346

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Authors’ Affiliations

Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC
Department of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine
Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Zurich
Agència de Salut Pública de Barcelona
Regional Epidemiology Unit, ASL TO3 Piedmont Regio
Department of Clinical and Biological Sciences, University of Turin
Department of Social Research, Vrije Universiteit
Research Unit, Department of Health, Basque Government
Lithuanian University of Health Sciences
Stockholm Centre on Health of Societies in Transition, Södertörn University College
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, National institute for Health Development
CHESS, Centre for Health Equity Studies
Department of Sociology, University of Helsinki
Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Department of Demography and Geodemography, Faculty of Science, Charles University
Norwegian Institute of Public Health
National institute of Public Health-National Institute of Hygiene
Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC