Is compensation a social determinant of health?

Gabrielle Lis and Dr Mary Wyatt

Socio-economic status, and the ways in which we live and work, all influence health. What about compensation?

In June 2010 the British Medical Association (BMA), which describes itself as an “independent trade union and professional association for doctors and medical students,” appointed a new president: Professor Sir Michael Marmot, a public health physician who grew up and did his initial studies in Australia. According to Croakey (the Health Blog attached to Crikey), in his acceptance speech Professor Marmot said that he had been re...

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Published 23 August, 2010