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Letters State of men’s health in Europe

Are limited opening times really to blame for men’s underuse of healthcare services?

BMJ 2012; 344 doi: (Published 04 January 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;344:d8214
  1. Susan H Walker, senior lecturer1
  1. 1Department of Primary and Public Health, Anglia Ruskin University, Chelmsford CM1 1SQ, UK
  1. susan.walker{at}

It is not clear that men’s underuse of health services is a direct effect of the limited opening times of healthcare services.1 This assumption ignores the fact that nearly 58% of working women work full time.2 It also ignores the fact that men …

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