Will cardiovascular disease prevention widen health inequalities?

PLoS Med. 2010 Aug 24;7(8):e1000320. doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1000320.


Simon Capewell and Hilary Graham review different population strategies for preventing cardiovascular disease and conclude that screening and treating high-risk individuals may be ineffective and widen social inequalities.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Cardiovascular Diseases / diagnosis
  • Cardiovascular Diseases / economics*
  • Cardiovascular Diseases / prevention & control*
  • Health Services Needs and Demand / economics*
  • Humans
  • Mass Screening / economics
  • Risk Factors
  • Socioeconomic Factors