TITLE

Fighting for a better life

AUTHOR(S)
Davis, Rowenna
PUB. DATE
September 2009
SOURCE
Community Care;9/24/2009, Issue 1788, p26
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the poor condition of support services for people with muscular dystrophy in Great Britain. The Walton report painted a picture of services so patchy that life expectancy rates vary from 30 years in the North East of England to 18 in the South West. It complained of a lack of funding, an absence of any national guidelines and a deficiency of delegated responsibility. There are more than 60 types of neuromuscular dystrophy and related conditions.
ACCESSION #
44596860

 

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