Acute cancer services should be provided in emergency care, says government advisory groupBMJ 2009; 339 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b3429 (Published 21 August 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b3429
- Helen Mooney
All hospitals with emergency departments should provide acute cancer services in a bid to improve the quality and safety of chemotherapy for patients with cancer, says a report from a government advisory group.
The report from the National Chemotherapy Advisory Group is a response to the November 2008 review of the National Confidential Enquiry into Patient Outcome and Death (NCEPOD) (BMJ 2008;237:a2498, doi:10.1136/bmj.a2498).
The NCEPOD review raised serious concerns about the safety and quality of chemotherapy services in England. Its analysis of the care of patients who …