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[Comment] Disentangling the burden of disease in the UK: what now?

“I wouldn’t be here today if it were not for the NHS” was Professor Steven Hawking’s response1 to an American newspaper that used him as an example to highlight the deficiencies of the UK National Health Service (NHS) by writing, “People such as scientist Stephen Hawking wouldn’t have a chance in the UK, where the National Health Service would say the life of this brilliant man, because of his physical handicaps, is essentially worthless”.2

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