Letters Monitoring health inequalities

Loss of Office for National Statistics data will increase health inequalities

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f7034 (Published 27 November 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f7034
  1. Rahul (Tony) Rao, consultant and visiting researcher1
  1. 1South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust/Institute of Psychiatry, North Southwark Community Team for Older People, Chaucer Unit, London SE16 2TH, UK
  1. tony.rao{at}kcl.ac.uk

I have spent the past 15 years using data from the Office for National Statistics to inform policy and improve service delivery in relation to the growing trend of alcohol misuse in older people (www.alcoholandolderhealth.co.uk).1 These data have led to the publication of a landmark report and series of articles that include epidemiological and demographic aspects …

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