Monitoring effects of deprivation on health

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6976.398a (Published 11 February 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:398
  1. Michael Ryan,
  2. Geraldine Barrett,
  3. Leila Lessof
  1. Senior registrar in public health medicine Research officer Director of public health Kensington, Chelsea and Westminster Health Commissioning Agency, London W1 6LX

    EDITOR,—Recent reports have restated the link between socioeconomic deprivation and experience of poor health.1 2 Children are sensitive indicators of deprivation, and their health experience reflects the health inequalities in the wider adult population.3 In our district we have been looking at ways of monitoring the effects of deprivation on the community through the experiences of children, using data from the routine contract minimum dataset.

    There …

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