Will cardiovascular disease prevention widen health inequalities?

Source: PLoS Medicine August 2010, volume 7 issue 8

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Date of publication: 24 August 2010

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: The authors, Simon Capewell of University of Liverpool, and Hilary Graham of University of York, discuss evidence that the strategy of screening, in order to identify patients at high risk of CVD, and then treating by encouraging lifestyle changes and medication, actually increases health inequalities. In comparison, legislation and wider public health strategies are less divisive and more effective.

Length of publication: 5 pages

Some important notes: Please contact your local NHS library if you cannot access the full text. Follow this link to find your local NHS library.

Acknowledgement:  National Library for Public Health e-newsletter October 2010

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