Evidence from systematic reviews
Theo Lorenc 1, Mark Petticrew 1, Vivian Welch 2, Peter Tugwell 2
J Epidemiol Community Health doi:10.1136/jech-2012-201257 - August 2012
Some effective public health interventions may increase inequalities by disproportionately benefiting less disadvantaged groups
(‘intervention-generated inequalities’ or IGIs). There is a need to understand which types of interventions are likely to produce IGIs, and which can reduce inequalities.