Variations in lung cancer care continue to affect survival and quality of lifeBMJ 2014; 349 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g7420 (Published 03 December 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g7420
- Zosia Kmietowicz
- 1The BMJ
Nearly two thirds (63%) of patients with early lung cancer in some parts of Great Britain receive surgery, while in others only a third (33%) are offered surgical treatment, the latest audit of lung cancer treatment has found.
“Since surgical treatment represents the best chance of cure of the disease, these data suggest that a substantial number of patients are needlessly dying of lung cancer as a result of local variation …