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Public health doctors must press for health targets

BMJ 2002; 324 doi: (Published 15 June 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:1416
  1. Tessa Richards
  1. BMJ

    Setting health targets (rather than simply providing health services) may be a good way to persuade governments to take health seriously, suggested delegates at a meeting in London last week.

    But targets must be set at regional and district level rather than national or European level, insisted Dr Hans Stein, head of the European health policy unit at the German health ministry.

    The meeting, organised by …

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