UK govt failing target of reducing health inequality for poor

April 2008
PharmacoEconomics & Outcomes News;4/5/2008, Issue 550, p11
The article discusses research on the failure of the government of Great Britain to meet its target of reducing the life expectancy gap between the rich and the poor. It references a study by A. O'Dowd et al published in the No. 7645, March 22, 2008 issue of the "British Medical Journal." While overall health is improving, the life expectancy in the poor areas is increasing by just 2.5 years for men and 1.5 years for women in the last ten years, the study also found.


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