Letters Travel abroad for patients with cancer

Being realistic about travelling when old or sick

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h1941 (Published 28 April 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h1941
  1. David W Berger, district medical officer, emergency medicine1
  1. 1Broome Hospital, Broome, 6725 WA, Australia
  1. daveberger{at}gmail.com

“But perhaps the main concern for doctors is that the extra work involved in preparing such patients for travel can be substantial.”1 Epstein’s article also strikes a chord with those of us on the receiving end of the traveller whose finely balanced medical condition suffers a meltdown in a remote area. Every dry season, our little hospital …

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