Emergency department attendances and heart disease deaths vary fivefold across EnglandBMJ 2015; 351 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h4993 (Published 18 September 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h4993
- Nigel Hawkes
People in some English local authorities lose 20 times as many years of life as those in other areas as a result of chronic liver disease, shows a new edition of the NHS Atlas of Variation in Healthcare (www.rightcare.nhs.uk/atlas).
Variation is a fact of life in the NHS in England. For example, babies 6-8 weeks old are nearly five times as likely to be enjoying the benefits of breast feeding in some places …