Inequalities and inequities in pediatric respiratory diseases
Camargos P, Watts KD. Inequalities and Inequities in Pediatric Respiratory Diseases. Pediatr Clin North Am. 2021 Feb;68(1):293-304. doi: 10.1016/j.pcl.2020.09.017. PMID: 33228939
Social inequality refers to disparities in society that have the effect of limiting a group's socioeconomic, educational, and intellectual potential. Inequity in health means any limitation to access comprehensive health services that also hinders the achievement of well-being and favorable health outcomes. Strategies for more equitable growth to eradicate global poverty would contribute to reducing health inequities and improve health care outcomes. Coordinated efforts between governments, private sector, families, and interested stakeholders are needed. This article discusses inequality and inequity in pediatric respiratory diseases, the challenges confronted, and the strategies needed to mitigate these disparities.