Developing Measures of Inequality in End of Life Care

Project Lead: Yukiko Asada (PubMed articles)

Trainees: Ruth Lavergne, Yoko Yoshida, André Maddison

Objectives: This project aims to develop a measure of inequities in end of life care.


Yukiko Asada, 2008
• Inequity and Vulnerability in End-of-Life Care: Ethical Analysis

Dan Hausman, 2007 - Collaborator
• Inequalities and Inequities in End-of-Life Care


Maddison, A.R., Asada, Y., Burge, F., Johnston, G., Urquhart, R. (2012) Inequalities in end-of-life care for colorectal cancer patients in Nova Scotia, Canada. Journal of Palliative Care, 28(2): 90-6.    *Free PMC article

Maddison, A.R., Asada, Y., Urquhart, R., Johnston, G., Burge, F., Porter, G. (2012) Inequity in access to guideline-recommended colorectal cancer treatment in Nova Scotia, Canada. Healthcare Policy, 8(2): 71-87. doi:10.1007/s10552-010-9722-3

Lavergne, R., Johnston, G.M., Gao, J., Dumont, S., Burge, F. (2011) Exploring generalizability in a study of costs for community-based palliative care. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 41(4): 779-87.    *Free PMC article

Asada, Y. (2010) Vulnerability in palliative care: an application and extension of the risk chain model. Progress in Palliative Care, 18(2): 72-8. doi:10.1179/096992610X12624290276665

Burge, F., Lawson, B., & Johnston, G., Grunfeld, E. (2008) A population based study of age inequalities in access to palliative care among cancer patients. Medical Care, 46(12): 1203-11.    *Free PMC article  

Kindig, D. A., Asada, Y., & Booske, B. (2008) A population health framework for setting national and state health goals. JAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association, 299(17): 2081-3. doi:10.1001/jama.299.17.2081

Asada, Y., & Kephart, G. (2007) Equity in health services and intensity of use in Canada. BMC Health Services Research, 7(41): 87-101.    *Free PMC article.

Hausman, D. (2007) What's wrong with health inequalities? Journal of Political Philosophy, 15: 46-66. doi:10.1111/j.1467-9760.2007.00270.x

Asada, Y. (2006) Is Health Inequality Across Individuals of Moral Concern? Health Care Analysis, 14(1): 25-36.    *Free PMC article.

Kazanjian, A., Barroetavena, M. C., Fyles, G., Leis, A., & Johnston, G. (2006) Understanding culture, measuring equity in palliative and end-of-life care. Journal of Palliative Care, 22(3): 204.

Books / Chapters

Asada Y . Health Inequality: Morality and Measurement. Toronto, ON: University of Toronto Press; November 2007.

Hausman, D. (2007). Equality vs. priority: A misleading distinction. In S. Marchand, C. Murray & D. Wilker (Eds.), From fairness to goodness. World Health Organization.

Hausman, D. (2007). Why not just ask? Preferences, “Empirical ethics” and the role of ethical reflection. In: Marchand, S., Murray, C., & Wikler, D. (Eds.), From fairness to goodness. World  Health Organization.

Hausman, D. (2006). Ethics and economics. In D. Borchert (Ed.), Encyclopedia of philosophy (2nd ed.). Routledge.

Hausman, D., & McPherson, M. (2006). Economic analysis, moral philosophy, and public policy (2nd ed.). New York: Cambridge University Press.