Cancer suspicion in general practice, urgent referral and time to diagnosis: a population-based GP survey and registry study

@inproceedings{Jensen2014CancerSI,
  title={Cancer suspicion in general practice, urgent referral and time to diagnosis: a population-based GP survey and registry study},
  author={Henry Jensen and Marie Louise T\orring and Frede Olesen and Jens Overgaard and Peter Vedsted},
  booktitle={BMC Cancer},
  year={2014}
}
Many countries have implemented standardised cancer patient pathways (CPPs) to ensure fast diagnosis of patients suspected of having cancer. Yet, studies are sparse on the impact of such CPPs, and few have distinguished between referral routes. For incident cancer patients, we aimed to determine how often GPs suspected cancer at the time of first presentation of symptoms in general practice and to describe the routes of referral for further investigation. In addition, we aimed to analyse if the… CONTINUE READING
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