Disparity vs inequity: toward reconceptualization of pain treatment disparities.

@article{Meghani2008DisparityVI,
  title={Disparity vs inequity: toward reconceptualization of pain treatment disparities.},
  author={Salimah H. Meghani and Rollin M. Gallagher},
  journal={Pain medicine},
  year={2008},
  volume={9 5},
  pages={613-23}
}
CONTEXT "Disparity" and "inequity" are two interdependent, yet distinct concepts that inform our discourse on ethics and morals in pain medicine practice and in health policy. Disparity implies a difference of some kind, whereas inequity implies unfairness and injustice. An overwhelming body of literature documents racial/ethnic disparities in health. The… CONTINUE READING