Health inequalities as measured by life expectancy and infant mortality are getting worse, despite high-profile targets, the Department of Health has admitted. In its mid-year performance review to the Commons, the DoH said it was not on course to meet six of the 22 performance indicators set as part of the 2004 spending review.

Health inequalities as measured by life expectancy and infant mortality are getting worse, despite high-profile targets, the Department of Health has admitted. In its mid-year performance review to the Commons, the DoH said it was not on course to meet six of the 22 performance indicators set as part of the 2004 spending review.

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