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Patients prefer specialist follow up

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: (Published 01 July 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:54
  1. Jane Maher,
  2. Jane Bradburn,
  3. Ruth Adewuyi-Dalton
  1. Clinical director Researcher Research assistant Lynda Jackson Macmillan Cancer Support and Information Centre, Mount Vernon Hospital, Northwood, Middlesex HA6 2RN

    EDITOR,--We wish to report the “missing data”-- namely, patients' views--in the debate on routine follow up in breast cancer.1 As part of the design process for a multicentre study of hospital follow up versus follow up based in the community we sought patients' views using research methods described by the College of Health.2 Focus groups of women in remission were drawn both randomly and from the network of cancer support groups established around Mount Vernon …

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