Inequity of access to healthcare is still a problem in the NHSBMJ 2015; 351 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h3761 (Published 14 July 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h3761
- S Michael Crawford, clinical lead for research1
- 1Airedale NHS Foundation Trust, Keighley BD20 6TD, UK
Hawkes argues that, so long after the inception of the NHS, inequalities of access to healthcare over the socioeconomic spectrum must make a trivial contribution to disparities in outcomes.1 The evidence is clear that this is not the case.
The economic status of a patient’s immediate area of residence has a bearing on whether any treatment for …