Connecting the dots on health inequalities – a systematic review on the social determinants of health in Portugal
- Autores: Giuliano Russo, Inês Campos-Matos, Julian Perelman
- Ano de Publicação: 2016
- Journal: International Journal for Equity in Health
- Link: http://equityhealthj.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12939-016-0314-z
Health inequalities are recognised as a public health issue worldwide, but only a few countries have developed national strategies to monitor and reduce them. Despite its considerable health inequalities, Portugal seems to lack a systematic strategy to tackle them, possibly due to the absence of organised evidence on the issue. We performed a systematic review that aimed to describe the available evidence on social inequalities in health in Portugal, in order to contribute towards a comprehensive and focused strategy to tackle them.