NHS Tayside criticised for low chemotherapy doses

01 April 2019 – BBC News

A health watchdog criticised NHS Tayside after breast cancer patients were given lower doses of chemotherapy than patients elsewhere in Scotland.

A Healthcare Improvement Scotland (HIS) report also found Tayside patients were not told their treatment was different. NHS Tayside said dosages were lowered in an attempt to reduce side-effects, and that the risks to the 304 patients involved were very small.

It will now bring treatment into line with the rest of the country.


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