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NHS Funding (Are they really so bad at arithmetic)

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katzygirl
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Re: NHS Funding (Are they really so bad at arithmetic)

I read this article too and showed it to My breast care Nurse, apparently NICE are looking at it now so fingers crossed things will change.
Scaredy_Cat
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NHS Funding (Are they really so bad at arithmetic)

I know there is a thread re Oncotype DX testing but yesterday I read an article in the Daily Mail which gave you the possible costs of one session of chemo and the cost of the Oncotype DX test. Having read the article I was so incensed by the stupidity of the NHS.

One session of chemo could cost up to £3,000. If the average number of sessions is six then the total cost of chemo could be as much as £18,000. One Oncotype DX test which can determine if chemo is needed costs around £2,400. Not only could this give the money orientated NHS a potential saving of £15,600 but also, and more importantly, reduce the need for the devastating effects of chemo.

Why does this so called caring organisation not know how to do simple arithmetic?

One very angry Scaredy Cat