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Lung cancer in Teesside (UK) and Varese (Italy): a comparison of management and survival
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    May local referral patterns have influenced hospital data on lung cancer?
    • Wendy J A Anderson, Consultant Respiratory Physician
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      • Claire Butler, Craigavon Area Hospital

    Dear Editor,

    Imperatori et al. make a detailed comparison of lung cancer patients, management and survival in two hospitals, one in England and one in Italy, in an attempt to throw some light on the differences in published survival between these nations[1]. In collecting similar data we have found between 5 and 10% of the patients in our geographical catchment area have not attended our hospital either as in-patie...

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