Review of interventions should help to reduce inequalities in health

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.313.7053.366a (Published 10 August 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:366
  1. Vikki Entwistle,
  2. Ian Watt
  1. Research fellow Senior research fellow NHS Centre for Reviews and Dissemination, University of York, York YO1 5DD

    EDITOR,—Graham C M Watt1 accuses us of being perverse in our review of interventions that health services could use to help reduce inequalities in health.2 We made clear, as he does, that socioeconomic factors are likely to have more influence on variations in health status than are health services. That does not mean, however, that aspects of health services are not influential in widening inequalities or that the resources of the NHS cannot be used to help reduce them.

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