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Earlier study of effect on healthcare costs of preventing fatal diseases yielded similar results

BMJ 1998; 316 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.316.7149.1985 (Published 27 June 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;316:1985
  1. A S St Leger, Consultant in public health medicine
  1. School of Epidemiology and Health Sciences, University of Manchester, Manchester M13 9PT

    EDITOR—I was surprised that Bonneux et al1 did not refer to my work of almost a decade earlier2 in their paper showing that preventing fatal diseases increases healthcare costs.2 To have done so would have strengthened their findings.

    I posed …

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