Why people stay healthy

BMJ 1997; 314 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.314.7090.1347 (Published 03 May 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:1347
  1. Frada Eskin, Consultant in public health medicinea
  1. a Sheffield Health, Sheffield S10 3TG

    Editor—George Davey Smith and Martin Egger explore some theories regarding what makes people stay healthy.1 The concept of investigating the epidemiology of health as opposed to disease has not interested main line epidemiologists. It raises many difficult questions not always amenable to quantitative analysis and it moves out into the …

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