Letters Budget crises and health

Let’s hear it for housing

BMJ 2010; 341 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c4018 (Published 27 July 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c4018
  1. Peter J Ambrose, visiting professor in housing and health1
  1. 1Brighton University, Brighton BN1 9PH
  1. ambrose{at}cumulusnine.net

    Stuckler and colleagues make a powerful case for the overall cost effectiveness of welfare spending, and figure 1 puts our debt into perspective.1 The silo mentalities mentioned penetrate to the highest level of government, where they are most damaging.

    Housing is perhaps the most costly area in which to economise. When, as at present, decent, affordable housing, especially …

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