General household survey provides valuable data

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.7002.454b (Published 12 August 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:454
  1. John Charlton,
  2. Karen Dunnell
  1. Statistician Head of health statistics Office of Population Censuses and Surveys, London WC2B 6JP

    EDITOR,--The authors of the article on NHS “indicators of success”1 make only passing reference to the general household survey.2 This continuous survey throws light on some of the questions regarding trends in use of the NHS by people resident in private (that is, non-institutional) households. Since 1972 the survey has provided data on the percentages of people who consult an NHS …

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