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Letters Clinical outcome data

Such data can benefit medicine as well as surgery

BMJ 2011; 342 doi: (Published 08 April 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;342:d2276
  1. John A Snowden, consultant haematologist1,
  2. Derwood Pamphilon, consultant haematologist 2,
  3. Keiren Kirkland, head of BSBMT Data Registry3,
  4. Graham H Jackson, consultant haematologist4
  1. 1Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Sheffield, UK
  2. 2NHS Blood and Transplant, Bristol, UK
  3. 3BSBMT, Guy’s Hospital, London, UK
  4. 4Freeman Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
  1. john.snowden{at}

The BMJ has called for better outcome data to improve care after publication of the Society of Cardiothoracic Surgeons’ report.1 2 Both publications focus on surgery, but the situation is similar in medical specialties.

Blood and marrow transplantation has been subjected to evolving external review. Over the past decade a system of external accreditation has been rolled out throughout Europe (JACIE; …

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