Is equity a scientific issue?

  title={Is equity a scientific issue?},
  journal={The Western journal of medicine},
  volume={173 1},
  • Starfield
  • Published 2000 in The Western journal of medicine
Equity is a humanitarian issue that derives from principles of ethics, especially justice (fairness). Fairness requires the elimination of inequity—that is, systematic inequality across population subgroups. Can science be brought to bear on the subject of equity? The answer must be yes. This is the rationale for the new International Society for Equity in Health (ISEqH). It is no secret that, in the world over and within countries, the rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer… CONTINUE READING