Letters Complementary medicine

Inconsistency over payment

BMJ 2008; 337 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.a2388 (Published 03 November 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a2388
  1. Terry J Hamblin, visiting professor of haematology1
  1. 1University of Southampton, Southampton SO16 6YD
  1. terjoha{at}aol.com

    It seems strange to me that cancer patients who wish to pay for potentially effective treatments that have not yet been approved by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence are charged for their NHS chemotherapy, whereas cancer patients who wish to pay for their definitely ineffective complementary treatment are encouraged to do so and retain their right to NHS chemotherapy.1

    Notes

    Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a2388

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    • Competing interests: None declared.

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