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      Inequality and inequity in access to health care and treatment for chronic conditions in China: the Guangzhou Biobank Cohort Study 

      Elwell-Sutton, T. M.; Jiang, C. Q.; Zhang, W. S.; Cheng, K. K.; Lam, T. H.; Leung, G. M.; Schooling, C. M. (2013)

      Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are a large and rapidly-growing problem in China and other middle-income countries. Clinical treatment of NCDs is long-term and expensive, so it may present particular problems for equality and horizontal equity (equal treatment for equal need) in access to health care, although little is known about this at present in low- and middle-income countries. To address this gap, and inform policy for a substantial proportion of the global population, we examined inequality and inequity in general health care utilization ...