Special Issue "Inequalities in Environmental Exposure and in Health Care"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2021) | Viewed by 5912
In the last months, most of the energy of health operators and policy makers was surely (and rightly) absorbed by the emergency due to the worldwide spread of Covid-19 virus. And this situation unfortunately is still going on, as the pandemic is not over at the moment.
But this dramatic circumstances we are now facing do not have to make us forget other important issues in Public Health, some of them also partially related to the presence and the consequences of a pandemic virus. We can think about environmental pollution and its effects on human health. But also about inequalities in the access to health care, both inter- and intra-countries, or in the possibility of limiting personal exposure, and consequently the potential adverse outcomes associated. Socio-economical status (SES) is a variable not simple to assess and manage in epidemiological studies. But it is surely an important topic to consider, as it could affect many relationships found between risk factors and health effects.
For this reason, the aim of this Special Issue is mainly to collect paper considering the role of SES in epidemiological studies, the methods that are used to assess it at the smallest possible level (as an approximation of the personal socio-economical status), its influence in the association between risk factors (mainly environmental factors, but not only) and any health outcomes. The papers could be original studies or reviews of scientific literature; they could describe an epidemiological study in which this topic is addressed or they could be methodological articles or also commentaries. Finally, papers considering inequalities in the access to health care are also welcome.
Mr. Andrea Tittarelli
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- Public Health
- Environmental pollution
- Personal exposure
- Risk assessment
- Health care