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Patients in the developing world 

Patients in the developing world
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Patients in the developing world
Author(s):

Richard Harding

and Liz Gwyther

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199550197.003.0034
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date: 15 September 2019

Chapter 34 presents an overview of the evidence of the epidemiological, economic and health systems contexts, and clinical examples of current practice in the assessment and management of nutritional need in cancer patients in developing countries, and gives examples from African settings where practice has evolved to provide multidisciplinary cancer palliative care that is responsive and appropriate to the local situation.

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