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Underfunding of primary care in deprived areas affects everyone

BMJ 2006; 332 doi: (Published 26 January 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:236
  1. James N Hardy, general practitioner principal (
  1. Bethnal Green Health Centre, London E2 6LL

    Editor—The paper by McColl et al and the accompanying editorial raise important questions about the provision of primary care in areas with high levels of deprivation. 1 2 It is misleading to focus on refugees and asylum seekers as it suggests that the only problem is one of discrimination against this group—although …

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