Radiotherapy units should be seen as shared resource in EU

BMJ 2001; 323 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.323.7319.1004 (Published 27 October 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:1004
  1. Ian Kunkler, senior lecturer in clinical oncology (I.Kunkler@ed.ac.uk)
  1. University Department of Clinical Oncology, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh EH4 2XU

    EDITOR—In his news item on the ruling of the European Court of Justice in Luxemburg Watson cites the cases of a Belgian and two Dutch citizens in which refusal to sanction treatment in another member state of the European Union (EU) was judged unlawful.1 On this basis the plaintiffs covered by social insurance were eligible to have their costs reimbursed by the country that denied them treatment.

    How this ruling would apply to British patients waiting in excess of …

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