A Research On How The Quality Of Care Provided By The Nhs

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After the research on NICE and the technology appraisals had been conducted I needed to focus on how the quality of care provided by the NHS is affected by the decisions made by NICE. I started researching the Cancer Drugs Fund and trying to obtain some data from their web page on the NHS website, along with other cancer treatment websites such as Macmillan Cancer Support and Cancer Research UK. The Macmillan Cancer Support website provided me with an interesting paper produced that presented the lower survival rates of lung cancer in the UK, compared to other European countries such as Norway. This spurred me onto to do some more research into the survival rates of cancer patients in the UK compared other EU countries, hoping to use it as a barometer of the quality of care provided by the NHS.
I found a report documenting the survival rates of various cancer types for the UK and Ireland, Northern European average, Eastern European average, Central European average and the overall European average. This report was found on the Lancet Oncology website as one of their articles. It was a very helpful, informative paper, the main advantage of using the data is because in the majority of the other papers I looked at was that the data is grouped according to the patient’s ethnicity and not the country of residence. This makes sense from a pharmacokinetics (the metabolism of the drug) perspective to understand the reactions of ethnic groups to the oncology
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