PROGRESS-Plus is an acronym used to identify characteristics that stratify health opportunities and outcomes.
- PROGRESS refers to:
Place of residence
- Plus refers to:
1) personal characteristics associated with discrimination (e.g. age, disability)
2) features of relationships (e.g. smoking parents, excluded from school
3) time-dependent relationships (e.g. leaving the hospital, respite care, other instances where a person may be temporarily at a disadvantage)
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