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Scottish white paper aims to tackle health divide

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: (Published 27 February 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:557
  1. Bryan Christie
  1. Edinburgh

    A sustained attack on inequality, social exclusion, and poverty is promised in a government white paper on public health in Scotland which identifies these factors as the root causes of much of the country's ill health.

    Although there have been improvements in recent years, Scotland still has some of the highest rates of disease in the developed world. The report …

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