Health of the Nation deemed a failure

BMJ 1998; 317 doi: (Published 17 October 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;317:1034
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. London

    The major health policy for England from 1992 to 1997--the Health of the Nation strategy, introduced by the last British government--has been judged a failure by an independent review. The Health of the Nation represented the first explicit attempt by government to provide a strategic approach to improving the overall health of the population. It set targets for activities in five key areas: coronary health disease and …

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