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National clinical directors' reports show improvements in care over Labour's 10 years in power

BMJ 2007; 334 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39202.714838.4E (Published 03 May 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:925
  1. Lynn Eaton
  1. London

    Nearly 10 000 lives a year in England are being saved through the greater use of statins, and an estimated 3.4 million people—7% of the population—are taking the drug, the latest data on coronary heart disease show. The figures were published to coincide with Tony Blair's speech at a meeting at the health charity the King's Fund on Monday (BMJ 2007;334:919, doi: 10.1136/bmj.39202.632072.4E).

    No patient is waiting more than three months for heart surgery, the report says, and the number of premature deaths from circulatory disease in people aged under 75 has fallen by almost 36% in the …

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