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

Review of how equity considerations are captured within cost-effectiveness analysis

Selected Publications

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.