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Table 3 Dietician access and nutritional assessment in specialist centres and local units*

From: Re-organisation of oesophago-gastric cancer services in England and Wales: a follow-up assessment of progress and remaining challenges

  2007 2012
  Specialist centres n (%) Local units n (%) Specialist centres n (%) Local units n (%)
Dietician access     
Surgical patients 28 (73.7) NA 33 (84.6) NA
All other O-G patients 34 (89.5) 75 (85.2) 29 (74.4) 84 (85.7)
Outpatients 32 (84.2) 72 (81.8) 29 (74.4) 74 (75.5)
Nutritional assessment     
No formal assessment 9 (23.7) 32 (36.4) 3 (7.7) 15 (15.3)
Dietician assessment 26 (68.4) 43 (48.9) 26 (66.7) 63 (64.3)
Formal screening instrument 3 (7.9) 13 (14.8) 16 (41.0) 38 (38.8)
  1. *2007 results based on 38 centres and 88 local units; 2012 results based on 39 centres and 98 local units.