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Letters Home insulation and hospital admission

Housing and health: channel funding where it will bring the most benefit for all

BMJ 2021; 372 doi: (Published 25 February 2021) Cite this as: BMJ 2021;372:n560
  1. Grant Howard, intensive care specialist and founder
  1. The Accountable Organisation, Hamilton, New Zealand
  1. Grant.Howard{at}

The study by Fyfe and colleagues on the effects of home insulation on hospital admission1 contributes to an existing body of knowledge of the adverse effects of poor housing on health.2 We know this to be true yet the real growth in health expenditure is at the end of life, at the margin of benefit, in high …

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