Characteristics of patients dying within 30 days of diagnosis of breast or colorectal cancer in Scotland, 2003–2007

@inproceedings{Brewster2011CharacteristicsOP,
  title={Characteristics of patients dying within 30 days of diagnosis of breast or colorectal cancer in Scotland, 2003–2007},
  author={David H Brewster and David I Clark and Diane L. Stockton and Alastair J. Munro and Robert J. C. Steele},
  booktitle={British Journal of Cancer},
  year={2011}
}
Background:Recent research has shown that most of the excess risk of death following breast and colorectal cancer in England compared with Norway and Sweden occurs in older age groups during the first year, and especially in the first month of follow-up. The aim of this study was to explore the characteristics of patients dying within 30 days of being diagnosed with one of these cancers in Scotland during 2003–2007.Methods:Anonymised cancer registry records linked to hospital discharge and… CONTINUE READING