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Wales is set 20 health targets

BMJ 1997; 314 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.314.7097.1781l (Published 21 June 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:1781
  1. Roger Dobson
  1. Gwent

    Twenty health targets for Wales, including halving the number of deaths from lung cancer within 12 years, have been announced by the new Welsh secretary, Ron Davies.

    Even if partly met, the targets may help the principality to move away from its traditional image of being a land with high rates of ill health. In comparison with England life expectancy in Wales is lower, rates of long term illness are up to 30% higher, …

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