Letters Allocation of NHS resources

Life expectancy at birth and at age 65 for local areas in England and Wales

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f6721 (Published 12 November 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f6721
  1. Azeem Majeed, professor of primary care1
  1. 1Imperial College London, London W6 8RP
  1. a.majeed{at}imperial.ac.uk

The continuing divide in health status illustrates the need for a fair funding formula for the NHS.1 Life expectancy at birth has been used as a measure of the health of the population of England and Wales since the 1840s. Recently published statistics from the UK Office for National Statistics show that the north-south divide in distribution of life expectancy across England continues, with people who …

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