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Letters Poor health and NHS reform

Diagnosing cancer still needs more resources

BMJ 2011; 342 doi: (Published 22 February 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;342:d1162
  1. S Michael Crawford, consultant medical oncologist1
  1. 1Airedale General Hospital, West Yorkshire BD20 6TD, UK
  1. michael.crawford{at}

The way that cancer patients in the UK gain access to treatment is a topical area for debate; its invocation in the debate on the proposed reforms is important because it shows a major weakness in the NHS. …

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