Letters Radiotherapy harm

Culture of secrecy must be tackled

BMJ 2007; 334 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39128.703692.3A (Published 22 February 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:381
  1. Michael V Williams, dean (michael_williams@rcr.ac.uk)
  1. Faculty of Clinical Oncology, Royal College of Radiologists, London W1B 1JQ

    The Royal College of Radiologists welcomes the chief medical officer's editorial on reducing harm from radiotherapy.1 In the five years to April 2006, only 211 incidents of a dose greater than intended were reported under the IR(ME) regulations.2 Many of these were correctable by adjusting subsequent treatment. Patient injury is a rare event; this is …

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