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Effectiveness and cost effectiveness of cardiovascular disease prevention in whole populations: modelling study

BMJ 2011; 343 doi: (Published 28 July 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;343:d4044

savings in the short term maybe long term doubtful

I have no arguement in preventing cardiovascular disease but it is
naive to suggest there will be a net cost saving to the nhs long term. I
am not being negative but each premature death prevented may lead to
increased life time health costs in terms of other diseases of late age
and social care.

Competing interests: No competing interests

15 August 2011
nicholas j sharvill
balmoral surgery