[Articles] Changes in health in England, with analysis by English regions and areas of deprivation, 1990–2013: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013
December 13, 2015
- The Lancet 386, 10010 (2015)
Author: John N Newton, Adam D M Briggs, Christopher J L Murray, Daniel Dicker, Kyle J Foreman, Haidong Wang, Mohsen Naghavi, Mohammad H Forouzanfar, Summer Lockett Ohno, Ryan M Barber, Theo Vos, Jeffrey D Stanaway, Jürgen C Schmidt, Andrew J Hughes, Derek F J Fay, Russell Ecob, Charis Gresser, Martin McKee, Harry Rutter, Ibrahim Abubakar, Raghib Ali, H Ross Anderson, Amitava Banerjee, Derrick A Bennett, Eduardo Bernabé, Kamaldeep S Bhui, Stanley M Biryukov, Rupert R Bourne, Carol E G Brayne, Nigel G Bruce, Traolach S Brugha, Michael Burch, Simon Capewell, Daniel Casey, Rajiv Chowdhury, Matthew M Coates, Cyrus Cooper, Julia A Critchley, Paul I Dargan, Mukesh K Dherani, Paul Elliott, Majid Ezzati, Kevin A Fenton, Maya S Fraser, Thomas Fürst, Felix Greaves, Mark A Green, David J Gunnell, Bernadette M Hannigan, Roderick J Hay, Simon I Hay, Harry Hemingway, Heidi J Larson, Katharine J Looker, Raimundas Lunevicius, Ronan A Lyons, Wagner Marcenes, Amanda J Mason-Jones, Fiona E Matthews, Henrik Moller, Michele E Murdoch, Charles R Newton, Neil Pearce, Frédéric B Piel, Daniel Pope, Kazem Rahimi, Alina Rodriguez, Peter Scarborough, Austin E Schumacher, Ivy Shiue, Liam Smeeth, Alison Tedstone, Jonathan Valabhji, Hywel C Williams, Charles D A Wolfe, Anthony D Woolf, Adrian C J Davis
Health in England is improving although substantial opportunities exist for further reductions in the burden of preventable disease. The gap in mortality rates between men and women has reduced, but marked health inequalities between the least deprived and most deprived areas remain. Declines in mortality have not been matched by similar declines in morbidity, resulting in people living longer with diseases. Health policies must therefore address the causes of ill health as well as those of premature mortality.