Sixty seconds on . . . the Cancer Drugs FundBMJ 2016; 352 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i791 (Published 09 February 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;352:i791
- Nigel Hawkes
What has England’s Cancer Drugs Fund cost?
Since its creation in 2010, £1.27bn. It has treated 80 000 people, roughly, so the average has been £16 000 per patient.
Money well spent?
Impossible to say. Nobody has followed up the patients assiduously enough to put a value on the benefits.
That sounds negligent to me
You may think so. The Public Accounts Committee found that the Department of Health and NHS …