Heart disease prevention needs attention

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: (Published 09 December 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:1525

Commissioning authorities must prioritise strategies to prevent heart disease, said a report published this week by the Audit Commission. Even if health authorities cannot increase their budget, the report argues that “they have every reason to strive to ensure that maximum value is obtained from the money that is already spent.”

Up to two million people need medical treatment for angina and heart failure, says the report. It recommends that all existing services should be …

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