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London's elderly get poor deal

BMJ 1997; 315 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.315.7100.75h (Published 12 July 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;315:75
  1. Jo Waters
  1. London

    Admission rates for older people in deprived districts of inner London are up to 15% lower than for similar areas in the rest of the country, a new study has found.

    The Health and Care of Older People in London, a report to the King's Fund London Commission prepared by Tony Warnes, professor of social gerontology at the University of Sheffield, also reveals that older residents of inner London occupied around a fifth fewer beds than …

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