G. K. Hayhurst

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The purpose of this paper is to describe temporal trends in the treatment of lung cancer in the Merseyside Region of England over the years 1974-86. A detailed analysis of 9,090 cases of histologically confirmed tumours showed that age at diagnosis and histological type were important prognostic factors, with the 5 year survival of adenocarcinoma, squamous(More)
Publicity in the media about outbreaks of meningitis (including cases more accurately classified as meningococcal disease) has become common during the last few years. Media reports have increasingly been used as a vehicle for providing advice to the general public as a list of the clinical features for parents to watch out for in their child. To be useful(More)
We describe the largest outbreak of measles in Central and Eastern Cheshire (North West England) since the MMR vaccine was introduced in 1988, the majority of cases were not vaccinated and more than 20% of the cases belonged to the travelling community. Over 4 months,147 clinical cases of measles were notified locally to the Cheshire & Merseyside Health(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the process of matching Dental Practice Board (DPB) registration data to the health authority (HA) register for a defined locality. This included testing for the presence of socio-economic bias in the postcodes held in the DPB data sets and to determine if patients travelling to obtain primary dental care would have an effect on the(More)
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