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Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Chronic Fatigue

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How effective is treatment in this service?

Evidence from clinical audits in our clinic and at a national level, as well as published research results, suggest there are variable outcomes for patients. Each individual patient has a unique personal and medical history and they will benefit in different way from the same service.

Our service had the greatest improvement (on average) for patients in both fatigue and physical function in a comparison of 20 specialist UK CFS/ME services nationwide. This means that - on average - patients in our service felt better after 8-20 months, in fatigue and physical functioning.

Patients in our service have shown greater statistically significant improvement in fatigue and physical functioning in comparison to the largest CFS clinical trial (PACE).

Please bear in mind that the above figures show the average improvement in all our patients. Individual progress is personal and will vary from the average values above. This means that whilst the quality of our service has been excellent in comparison to national audits and a large clinical trial (PACE), each person who is treated is different and the ways that they benefit will also differ.