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Letters “Unjustified” screening for cataract surgery

Screening for surgery: allocating insufficient resources

BMJ 2019; 365 doi: (Published 26 June 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;365:l4358
  1. Bruce Braithwaite, consultant surgeon
  1. Nottingham University Hospital NHS Trust, Nottingham NG7 2UH, UK
  1. bruce.braithwaite{at}

We have insufficient resources to give every patient the treatments that they and their surgeons might wish for. The problem is not unique to ophthalmology.1

National Institute for Health and Care Excellent guidance is just that, …

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