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Preventive model of health care needed, says King's Fund

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: (Published 18 March 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:664
  1. Debashis Singh
  1. London

    UK government health policy will have little impact unless it includes practical measures to build a health system that promotes health rather than just caring for people when they become ill.

    That is the warning from the independent charity the King's Fund, in a discussion paper by Anna Coote marking the launch of the fund's new Putting Health First programme.

    Rather than ignore the NHS, the government should design and build a health system that promotes health and reduces health inequalities, it says.

    The paper highlights rises in the prevalence of obesity, which it says …

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