Health Inequality

Our research into the inequalities in health and health outcomes spans a range of areas.


Our research into the inequalities in health and health outcomes spans:

  • Inequality of disease prevalence, uptake of intervention, and adherence to intervention
  • Inequality of intervention effectiveness
  • Methodological research in measuring and evaluating inequality
  • Modelling the impact of interventions on health inequality using microsimulation models  with heterogeneous populations
  • Evaluating interventions to reduce health inequalities


Impact of Medicare Part D on income-related inequality in drug expenditure

Income inequality in how children use health services

Incorporating equity in economic evaluation

Selected Publications

CARVALHO, N., Petrie, D., Chen, L., Salomon, J.A., and CLARKE, P. The impact of Medicare part D on income-related inequality in pharmaceutical expenditure. Int J Equity Health 18, 57 (2019).

A. Boujaoud MA, Mirelman AJ, DALZIEL K, CARVALHO N. Accounting for equity considerations in cost-effectiveness analysis: a systematic review of rotavirus vaccine in low- and middle-income countries. Cost-effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2018; 16:18.

DALZIEL, K., & Richardson, JR. (2015). With talk of Medicare reform, let’s not neglect vertical equity. Medical Journal of Australia, 202(6), 292-3.

ERREYGERS, G., CLARKE, P., & Zheng, Q. (2017). On the measurement of socioeconomic inequality of health between countries. The Journal of Economic Inequality, 1-19.

ERREYGERS, G. Kessels R. Chen L. CLARKE P. (2018) Subgroup Decomposability of Incomeā€Related Inequality of Health, with an Application to Australia, Economic Record 94(3) 39-50.

KNOTT, RJ., PETRIE, DJ., Heeley, EL., Chalmers, JP., & CLARKE, PM. (2015). The effects of reduced copayments on discontinuation and adherence failure to statin medication in Australia. Health Policy, 119(5), 620-627.

PETRIE, DJ, Tang, KK., & Rao, DP. (2015). Measuring Health Inequality with Realization of Conditional Potential Life Years (RCPLY). Social Indicators Research, 122(1), 21-44.