Access to specialist palliative careBMJ 1994; 308 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.308.6923.273d (Published 22 January 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:273
- A M Smith,
- A Eve
- St Christopher's Hospice, London SE26 6DZ.
EDITOR, - In his review of David Clark's book The Future for Palliative Care, Geoffrey Hanks writes that roughly 15% of the 160 000 patients who die of cancer each year in Britain have access to specialist palliative care.1 This is by no means the full picture.
The hospice information service conducts an annual survey of the palliative care services of Great Britain and the Republic of …