New policy has not necessarily failedBMJ 2012; 344 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e4315 (Published 25 June 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;344:e4315
- John M Hacking, senior research officer1
- 1Public Health Manchester, Manchester City Council, Manchester M60 2LA, UK
Hawkes states that directing resources towards areas of high deprivation has “largely failed” to reduce health inequalities between these areas and less deprived ones.1 I challenge this on two grounds. Firstly, many factors other than NHS allocations affect health inequalities, such as changes in the economy, environment, and migration. The …
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