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Letters Gap in health between rich and poor

Death rate now rising in UK’s poorest infants

BMJ 2017; 357 doi: (Published 11 May 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;357:j2258
  1. David Taylor-Robinson, professor of public health and policy,
  2. Ben Barr, senior lecturer in public health
  1. Waterhouse Building, Public Health and Policy, University of Liverpool, Liverpool L69 3BX, UK
  1. dctr{at}

The recent report by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health highlights the stark gap in health between rich and poor children in the UK and shows that improvements made in recent years have slowed.1 The data on infant mortality released by the Office …

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