Single parents need home visits by health visitors

BMJ 1998; 317 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.317.7169.1390 (Published 14 November 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;317:1390
  1. John R Edwards, General practitioner
  1. Hillview Surgery, Greenford, Middlesex UB6 7HQ

    EDITOR—Fleming and Charlton have shown that children of single parents receive fewer immunisations and have more accidents than children in other households.1 Both of these areas are regarded as priorities for intervention by community services undertaking child health surveillance,2 and Fleming and Charlton consider that single parents should be particularly targeted.

    I have undertaken a survey of baby clinics run by health visitors …

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