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The High Altitude Medicine Handbook / Edition 3

The High Altitude Medicine Handbook / Edition 3

by Andrew J Pollard, David R Murdoch


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The High Altitude Medicine Handbook / Edition 3

Cancer services in the UK need improvement in their scope content and performance. Despite extensive measures taken by successive governments and the NHS evidence suggests that people with cancer in the UK receive less specialist care and experience poorer outcomes than in many other countries. This book sets out a comprehensive framework for the modernisation of cancer services in the NHS covering all the major changes introduced by the government and the health service professions. It describes the current initiatives to improve the services and care of cancer patients and provides an overview of scientific clinical managerial and political change in cancer care. This book is of particular relevance to clinicians and managers with responsibilities for commissioning and providing cancer services in both primary and secondary care. Oncologists surgeons pathologists radiologists cancer nurses and allied professionals hospices charities and patient groups will all find it invaluable.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781857758498
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 10/01/2003
Edition description: Third Edition
Pages: 184
Product dimensions: 12.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Altitude illness. Other altitude related disorders. Children at altitude. Cold and heat related conditions. Chronic disease, pregnancy and contraception at altitude. Training, nutrition and skiing at altitude. Travel related diseases and vaccination. Prevention and management of illness and injury on mountains. Health, environment and local culture. Medico-legal considerations for treks and expeditions.

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