First results from five multidisciplinary diagnostic centre (MDC) projects for non-specific but concerning symptoms, possibly indicative of cancer

@article{Chapman2020FirstRF,
  title={First results from five multidisciplinary diagnostic centre (MDC) projects for non-specific but concerning symptoms, possibly indicative of cancer},
  author={D. Chapman and V. Poirier and D. Vulkan and K. Fitzgerald and G. Rubin and W. Hamilton and S. Duffy and Alan Hart Dawn Helena Matthias Chris Susan Sarah Angie Thomas Gulliford Rolfe Hohmann Repperday Sykes Tay and Alan Hart Dawn Helena Thomas Gulliford Rolfe and Alan Thomas and D. Gulliford and H. Rolfe and Matthias Chris Susan Sarah Hohmann Repperday Sykes Taylor and M. Hohmann and Chris Repperday and S. Sykes and Sarah Taylor and Angie James Sarah Helen Rob Craig Dawson Forbes Ryan Turner and Angie Craig and J. Dawson and Sarah Forbes and Helen Ryan and R. Turner and Mush Donna David Andrew Sara Ahmad Chung Graham Millar Taiyari and Mush Ahmad and D. Chung and D. Graham and A. Millar and Sara Taiyari and Claire Friedemann Fergus Shelley Zoe Brian Smith Gleeson Hayles Kaveney Nicholson and C. Smith and F. Gleeson and Shelley Hayles and Zoe Kaveney and B. Nicholson},
  journal={British Journal of Cancer},
  year={2020},
  volume={123},
  pages={722 - 729}
}
Background Patients with non-specific symptoms often experience longer times to diagnosis and poorer clinical outcomes than those with site-specific symptoms. This paper reports initial results from five multidisciplinary diagnostic centre (MDC) projects in England, piloting rapid referral for patients with non-specific symptoms. Methods The evaluation covered MDC activity from 1st December 2016 to 31st July 2018, with projects using a common dataset. Logistical regression analyses were… Expand
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