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Developing a Lymphoedema Service

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Title: Developing a Lymphoedema Service
Date of Publication: 2007


In many countries, the provision of care for patients with lymphoedema is inadequate, often as a result of under-recognition of this chronic debilitating condition of highly diverse aetiology. Historical influences on service development have in some cases resulted in inequity for certain groups of patients and in approaches to healthcare provision that are not necessarily relevant today. Growing recognition that lymphoedema has causes other than cancer and recent changes in healthcare priorities necessitate a fresh approach to lymphoedema service provision.