Scottish hospitals fail to follow guidelines on ovarian cancer

BMJ 1998; 316 doi: (Published 14 March 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;316:797
  1. Bryan Christie
  1. Edinburgh

    Scottish hospitals are being urged to put systems in place to ensure that national guidelines on best practice are implemented after an inquiry into the treatment of ovarian cancer revealed shortcomings in a third of hospitals.

    A report from the Accounts Commission for Scotland found that nine out of 26 trusts that treat patients with ovarian cancer had not implemented one of the central recommendations of the guidelines—namely to refer patients to a gynaecologist with a special interest in …

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