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Sixty seconds on . . . democracy

BMJ 2019; 364 doi: (Published 18 March 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;364:l1225
  1. Nigel Hawkes
  1. London, UK

The Brexit debate has made me ill

On the contrary, it’s democracy in action and that’s good for your health.

Oh yes? Says who?

The authors of a paper in the Lancet1 which looks at countries that have embraced democracy since 1980 and concludes that their health outcomes are significantly better than they would otherwise have been. Over 20 years, democratic experience cut heart mortality, for …

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