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UK discusses stereotactic radiosurgery access and value

This article was originally published in Clinica

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The average wait for stereotactic radiosurgery of the brain in the UK's NHS in 2007-08 was 15 days, and in the previous year it was 21 days, the Department of Health (DH) has told parliament. The DH was not able, however, to respond specifically to a question by Graham Stuart MP on the availability of this technology in the NHS. Health minister Mike O'Brien (on behalf of the health secretary) told parliament on October 22 that the DH "has not made a specific assessment of levels of availability".

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