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An alternative approach to quantifying and addressing inequity in healthcare provision: access to surgery for lung cancer in the east of England
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    Failure to identify association between deprivation and incidence of lung cancer surprising

    Dear Editor – Battersby et al present a method of performing equity audit where data on incidence, deprivation and surgical resection rates of non-small cell lung cancer are compared.[1] Deprivation was measured using the Index of Multiple Deprivation (IMD) 2000[2] and all analyses were performed at the primary care trust (PCT) level. Battersby et al report no statistically significant associations between the...

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