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The report refers directly to this point: Other areas of work were omitted because they were not included in our terms of reference. So, although we recognise that the setting of targets concerned with reducing health inequalities is an important area for policy development, we were advised that consideration of this issue was not within the Inquiry’s remit. (Acheson, 1998, p 3) Targets are challenging tools for policy makers. Framing the target to produce a desirable result without undue effect elsewhere is problematic.