publication . Article . Other literature type . 2016

Presentations to general practice before a cancer diagnosis in Victoria: a cross-sectional survey

Lacey, K; Bishop, JF; Cross, HL; Chondros, P; Lyratzopoulos, Georgios; Emery, JD;
  • Published: 18 Jul 2016
  • Publisher: Australasian Medical Publishing Company
  • Country: United Kingdom
OBJECTIVE: To assess variations in the number of general practitioner visits preceding a cancer diagnosis, and in the length of the interval between the patient first suspecting a problem and their seeing a hospital specialist. DESIGN, SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: Analysis of data provided to the Cancer Patient Experience Survey (CPES; survey response rate, 37.7%) by 1552 patients with one of 19 cancer types and treated in one of five Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre hospitals, 1 October 2012 - 30 April 2013. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: The primary outcome was the proportion of patients who had had three or more GP consultations about cancer-related health problems...
free text keywords: Science & Technology, Life Sciences & Biomedicine, Medicine, General & Internal, General & Internal Medicine, PRIMARY-CARE, PANCREATIC-CANCER, DELAY, OUTCOMES
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