Journal article

New treatments for advanced cancer: an approach to prioritization

JSJ Ferguson, M Summerhayes, S Masters, S Schey, IE Smith

BRITISH JOURNAL OF CANCER | CHURCHILL LIVINGSTONE | Published : 2000

Abstract

The allocation of funding for new anticancer treatments within the UK has not kept pace with demand. Clinicians find themselves restricted in the use of licensed drugs which they feel are in the best interests of individual patients. Against this, health authorities have a duty to ensure that scarce resources are used equitably to meet the needs of the local population as a whole. Differential levels of funding for new treatments across the country have led to concerns about rationing by postcode. This paper outlines an approach to the prioritization of new treatment for advanced cancer developed jointly by clinicians and health authorities in South London. The approach involves evidence rev..

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