Variations in lung cancer care continue to affect survival and quality of life

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: (Published 03 December 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g7420
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. 1The BMJ

Nearly two thirds (63%) of patients with early lung cancer in some parts of Great Britain receive surgery, while in others only a third (33%) are offered surgical treatment, the latest audit of lung cancer treatment has found.

“Since surgical treatment represents the best chance of cure of the disease, these data suggest that a substantial number of patients are needlessly dying of lung cancer as a result of local variation …

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