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Services for cleft lip and palate

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: (Published 15 April 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:1006

All patients should have access to plastic surgery

  1. J Henry Goldin
  1. Consultant plastic surgeon Regional Centre for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Wordsley Hospital, Wordsley, Stourbridge, West Midlands DY8 5QX

    EDITOR,—While much is written on cleft lip and palate in specialist plastic surgery journals, not enough information reaches the wider audience of general practitioners, paediatricians, and, importantly, purchasers. I was surprised to read that only 65% of patients with cleft lip and palate are treated by plastic surgeons.1 Parents wishing the best for their children require treatment to be carried out by well trained, experienced teams …

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