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Patients are important links in the healthcare chain

BMJ 1999; 319 doi: (Published 18 September 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:787
  1. Paola Moscon, doctor in biological science (
  1. Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri, Department of Oncology, Via Eritrea 62, 20157 Milan, Italy

    EDITOR—In Italy at the end of 1997 a new law was approved which streamlined the processes involved in obtaining external breast prostheses for women who have had a mastectomy. The new law was the direct result of action taken by the Italian Forum of Europa Donna, an umbrella organisation …

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