Lengthy report that provides a comprehensive review of the evidence that participating in the arts leads to better health and wellbeing outcomes at all life stages. Includes hundreds of interviews and many case studies. A cost-benefit analysis shows a 37% drop in GP consultation rates and a 27% reduction in hospital admissions, representing an NHS saving of £216 per patient. Published by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Arts, Health and Wellbeing, one of its recommendations is that politicians and policy makers in different government departments need to work together more to optimise promotion.
- All-Party Parliamentary Group on Arts, Health and Wellbeing
- 1 July 2017