Letters

Treatment for haemophilia by calendar in Hungary

BMJ 1997; 314 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.314.7098.1907 (Published 28 June 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:1907
  1. Géza Sas, Chairman, Expert Committee of Hungarian Haematologistsa
  1. a National Institute of Haematology and Immunology, H-1113 Budapest, Daróci út 24, Hungary

    Editor—Christopher A Ludlam suggests that in many places in the United Kingdom the strategy for treating patients with haemophilia is not determined by experts.1 As a result, treatment is determined by postcode. Unfortunately, the United Kingdom does not seem to be the only country to be doing this.

    In Hungary since 1992 there has been a national programme for treating patients with congenital bleeding disorders. All patients and their data are registered in a computerised system at the national haemophilia centre. …

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