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Canada sends patients with cancer to United States

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.318.7197.1507a (Published 05 June 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:1507
  1. David Spurgeon
  1. Quebec

    Faced with long waiting lists for cancer treatment, the government of Quebec province, Canada, plans to send patients to the United States at a cost of $US15000 (£9375) each. About 1200 patients are waiting for radiotherapy, 500 in Montreal alone, some for as long as five months.

    Dr Carolyn Freeman, director of the division of radiation oncology at the McGill University health centre, estimates …

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