Earlier study of effect on healthcare costs of preventing fatal diseases yielded similar resultsBMJ 1998; 316 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.316.7149.1985 (Published 27 June 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;316:1985
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- A S St Leger, Consultant in public health medicine
- School of Epidemiology and Health Sciences, University of Manchester, Manchester M13 9PT
EDITOR—I was surprised that Bonneux et al1 did not refer to my work of almost a decade earlier2 in their paper showing that preventing fatal diseases increases healthcare costs.2 To have done so would have strengthened their findings.
I posed …