Renal services in UK are underfunded, says reportBMJ 1996; 312 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.312.7026.267 (Published 03 February 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:267
- Sharon Kingman
Pressure is building for the British government to publish a report on renal services that recommends offering dialysis or transplantation as a matter of course to all suitable patients up to the age of 80. Publication of the report, which was completed 18 months ago, is thought to have been blocked by the Treasury because implementing its recommendations could cost the NHS an extra pounds sterling250m ($375) a year.
The review of renal services, commissioned by the Department of Health and …