The Marmot Review

This is a famous review of health inequalities published in 2010 and headed by Sir Michael Marmot.

It found life expectancy, and in particular, healthy life expectancy correlates strongly with deprivation. The graph showing this inequality is sometimes called the ‘Marmot curve’:
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The review estimated the cost of health inequalities and found that in 2007 the UK had about £31 billion of lost output due to health inequalities and spent between £28 and £32 billion covering the cost of health inequalities through reduced taxes and benefits.

The legacy of the review and its recommendations has seen a much stronger focus on health inequalities and deprivation, for example data on life expectancy by neighbourhood deprivation is now officially monitored as part of the Public Health Outcomes framework.

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