The Scotland effect: why is life expectancy lower north of the border?

For men, Glasgow is a less healthy place to live than Iran.

Dr Carey Lunan is chair of the Royal College of General Practitioners Scotland, and a partner in a general practice in Craigmillar with the highest deprivation rating of any patient population in Edinburgh. “We’re one of a group of practices in Scotland that calls itself the ‘Deep End Group’,” she explains. The group, established in 2009 with funding from the RCGP and the Scottish government, unites 100 of Scotland’s 940 GP practices into a network serving the most deprived...
source: New Statesman

2019-06-24 14:05
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