Revista de Salud Pública
versão impressa ISSN 0124-0064
FRESNEDA-BAUTISTA, Óscar. Notes on equity in health outcomes. Rev. salud pública [online]. 2008, vol.10, suppl.1, pp. 97-108. ISSN 0124-0064. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0124-00642008000600009.
The article locates analysing health outcomes within a set of elements covering evaluating equity in health and suggests some orientations for such analysis. The model of analysis for examining equity in health which has been adopted by the «Observatory for Bogotá’s Equity in Quality of Life and Health» has been taken as a point of reference. The text approaches the following questions: What is the role played by evaluating health outcomes within the context of equity in health? How can inequities in health outcomes be evaluated? What should be evaluated regarding health outcomes? The final part deals with how the topic of equity in health does not become exhausted in examining unjust inequalities between individuals or groups.
Palavras-chave : Inequality in health; social inequity; health evaluation.