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Reducing the Gaps in Health: A Focus on Socio-Economic Status in Urban Canada presents analyses of health in urban Canada by measures of both low income as well as deprivation showing consistent links between SES and health. The report also provides a high-level overview of what seems to be working, both within Canada and abroad, to reduce gaps in health linked to SES. It concludes with a discussion regarding improving the evidence base for the development of applicable and actionable interventions.
Hospitalization Disparities by Socio-Economic Status for Males and Females examines the size and cost of disparities in hospitalization rates between socio-economic status groups across Canada's 33 largest cities. The foci of the analysis are ambulatory care sensitive conditions and mental illness - conditions for which hospitalization could potentially be avoided with adequate primary health care.