Evaluation of the U.K. 2-week referral rule for skin cancer.

  • Neil H Cox
  • Published 2004 in The British journal of dermatology


BACKGROUND In 1997 the U.K. government introduced the target that all patients seen in primary care, and whose general practitioner suspected a possible diagnosis of any cancer, would be seen by a specialist within 2 weeks. Several individual departmental reports suggest that this has generated a high volume of 'urgent' referrals and has been unachievable… (More)


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@article{Cox2004EvaluationOT, title={Evaluation of the U.K. 2-week referral rule for skin cancer.}, author={Neil H Cox}, journal={The British journal of dermatology}, year={2004}, volume={150 2}, pages={291-8} }