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From Testing to Mortality: COVID-19 and the Inverse Care Law in Switzerland
February 10, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pmFree
Department of Epidemiology Seminar Series
Matthias Egger, Prof.Dr.med., MSc FFPH DTM&H
Head of Research Group
Research – HIV, Hepatitis and Tuberculosis
Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (ISPM)
University of Bern
Abstract: Dr Egger will briefly introduce Julian Tudor-Hart’s inverse care law (“The availability of good medical care tends to vary inversely with the need for the population served”), and the COVID-19 epidemic in Switzerland. He will then present a comprehensive analysis of the association between neighbourhood socio-economic position and testing for SARS-CoV-2, test positivity, COVID-19 hospitalisations and deaths in Switzerland, based on surveillance data reported to the Federal Office of Public Health.