UNFAIR: UNderstanding Factors that explain Avoidable hospital admission Inequalities - Research study

There are unfair differences (inequalities) in health and healthcare in England. People in more disadvantaged neighbourhoods live shorter lives in worse health, with greater need for health care. However, they also have worse access to, experience of, and outcomes from many types of health care. 

People in more disadvantaged neighbourhoods are more likely to have an emergency stay in hospital that could have been avoided (an avoidable emergency admission).

UNFAIR is a five year (2019-2024) programme of research into how the NHS, local authorities and other partner organisations can reduce inequalities in avoidable emergency admissions to hospital.

UNFAIR addresses the following questions:

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