NHS cancer patients denied supportive treatments

Woodman, Richard
December 1999
BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);12/11/99, Vol. 319 Issue 7224, p1520
Academic Journal
Discusses the unequal access of cancer patients to some treatments of the Great Britain National Health Services (NHS). Improvement on the quality of life underused in NHS; Estimates on the number of people which would be helped by the use of analgesics; Support given by several oncologists to the Campaign for Effective and Regional Treatment; Implication of the increase in cancer survival of patients.


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