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'Boilers on prescription' scheme cut GP visits by 60%


How can there be a proper control group? Is there a group of patients with Chronic Disease who are knowingly being left with inadequate/poor/no heating just to ensure there will be comparators? Where is the ethical consideration? Has there even been to an ethics committee for ethical consideration - and what were the criteria and who developed those criteria? We all know that housing conditions affect health/morbidity/mortality. Bur this looks like an ill-conceived experiment with poor people and an investment in sub-standard housing of a Housing Association using NHS money. Finally, if the results really are cost effective then when is it going national?

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18 Mar 2016

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