TITLE

INFLUENCE OF PRIMARY CARE CHARACTERISTICS ON REFERRAL AND OUTCOME IN A RAPID ACCESS UPPER GI CANCER SERVICE

PUB. DATE
April 2004
SOURCE
Gut;Apr2004 Supplement 3, Vol. 53, pA107
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article investigate the contribution of practice characteristics to variation in referral rate and yield of pathology in a well publicised rapid access upper GI cancer service. National guidelines specify pre-determined alarm features meriting urgent referral under the "two week rule". Details of all referrals to the fast track service were recorded prospectively, including demographics, referral indications, and outcome. Practice information regarding partner number, list size, training status, level of deprivation in the practice population, and practice referral rate to hospital gastroenterology outpatient clinics was collected.
ACCESSION #
13219233

 

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