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Descriptor English: Horizontal Equity
Descriptor Spanish: Equidad Horizontal
Descriptor Portuguese: Equidade Horizontal
Descriptor French: Équité Horizontale
Tree number(s): SP9.020.010.005.020.040
Scope note: Equality between equals, that is, a rule of equal distribution between people who are on an equal footing. Equity in access to and use of health services is addressed in relation to horizontal equity and has been operationalized as "equal use of health services between social groups for equal health needs". Horizontal equity means providing equal health care to those who are the same in a relevant respect (such as having the same 'need'). (Culyer, 1995 [cited in https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Equity_(economics)#Health_care]) Horizontal equity refers to the social members who have equal need for health resource receive the same (Lairson, 1995 [cited in Yi Tao et al., 2014 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4884040/])
History Note: 2018
DeCS ID: 57355
Unique ID: DDCS057355
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Horizontal Equity - Preferred
Concept UI FD00062056
Scope note Equality between equals, that is, a rule of equal distribution between people who are on an equal footing. Equity in access to and use of health services is addressed in relation to horizontal equity and has been operationalized as "equal use of health services between social groups for equal health needs". Horizontal equity means providing equal health care to those who are the same in a relevant respect (such as having the same 'need'). (Culyer, 1995 [cited in https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Equity_(economics)#Health_care]) Horizontal equity refers to the social members who have equal need for health resource receive the same (Lairson, 1995 [cited in Yi Tao et al., 2014 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4884040/])
Preferred term Horizontal Equity



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