This poster looks at a range of factors including socio-economic status and deprivation, comorbidities, emergency admissions and ongoing health and care structures in England to determine the well-being gaps for patients living with MS.
Some conclusions include:
- While a well-being gap in the United Kingdom has long been recognised, the effects of the COVID-19 epidemic may have exacerbated differences in health outcomes between the most and least deprived populations, and this further strengthens the case for better collaboration between health, social care, and community providers
- Since socio-economic status is a key determinant of health outcomes, it is imperative that solutions are broader than “just” proactive and preventive care
- Population management is a key aspect for targeting health inequalities and requires a deeper understanding of the local populations and economies, including broader systemic issues
Download the poster for full details of the study.