Health promotion in general practiceBMJ 1994; 308 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.308.6932.852b (Published 26 March 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:852
- Paul Pharoah,
- Simon Sanderson
- Cambridge Health Authority, Cambridge CB1 5EF.
Health promotion contributes to the battle against heart disease
Editor,--The two recent papers on the effectiveness of health checks in primary care report modest reductions in cardiovascular risk factors.1 2 If the results are applied to the whole population a sustained 1 mm Hg reduction in mean diastolic blood pressure would reduce deaths …