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Moving house on medical grounds improves health

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.326.7395.898/b (Published 26 April 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:898
  1. Roger Dobson
  1. Abergavenny

    Moving house can be healthy, says research showing that rehousing council tenants on medical grounds improves their health.

    Researchers from the University of Teesside found a reduction in the prevalence of mental health problems, a drop in the number of prescriptions, and less frequent use of health services.

    The researchers say that, although more than nine out of 10 local housing …

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