Doctors can act as advocates on health effects of poverty, says BMA

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Doctors can act as advocates on health effects of poverty, says BMA

“Doctors are quite right to express concern about the negative effect that inequality can have on physical and mental health, and life expectancy.(1) There is now a vast body of literature on inequality and although the causes of poverty are complex and intertwined, a crucial point to make is that health inequities are amenable to change.(2-9)

We strongly feel that in order to address this fundamental public health area three key measures need to be implemented. Firstly,……..”

http://www.bmj.com/content/357/bmj.j2976/rr-0

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