Cancer diagnosed by emergency admission in England: an observational study using the general practice research database

@inproceedings{Tsang2013CancerDB,
  title={Cancer diagnosed by emergency admission in England: an observational study using the general practice research database},
  author={Carmen Y. M. Tsang and Alex Bottle and Azeem Majeed and Paul Aylin},
  booktitle={BMC health services research},
  year={2013}
}
BACKGROUND Patients diagnosed with cancer by the emergency route often have more advanced diseases and poorer outcomes. Rates of cancer diagnosed through unplanned admissions vary within and between countries, suggesting potential inconsistencies in the quality of care. To reduce diagnoses by this route and improve patient outcomes, high risk patient groups must be identified. This cross-sectional observational study determined the incidence of first-ever diagnoses of cancer by emergency… CONTINUE READING
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