Letters Deprivation and prognosis

Waste not, want not

BMJ 2009; 338 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b1924 (Published 12 May 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b1924
  1. Michael R Chester, professor of rehabilitation and preventive health education1,
  2. John Bridson, clinical ethicist1
  1. 1National Refractory Angina Centre, Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust, Liverpool L14 3LB
  1. mike{at}angina.org

    Pagano and colleagues sensibly recommend rehabilitation as a means of maximising the benefits of expensive cardiac interventions, especially death rates after cardiac surgery in socially deprived areas,1 and rehabilitation has long been recommended as a means of avoiding expensive cardiac interventions.2 New money is unlikely to appear during a …

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