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UK consultation rejects restriction of impotence treatment funding

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.318.7188.892a (Published 03 April 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:892
  1. Mark Pownall
  1. London

    The UK Department of Health has received more than 800 comments-largely hostile-on its proposals to limit funding for the treatment of erectile dysfunction to a few specific conditions, during a consultation period on the proposals, which ended last week.

    Comments received during the consultation period included opposition from medical and patient organisations, as well as from individual doctors and patients. An official from the Department of Health said that the scale of the …

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