Patients' needs following colorectal cancer diagnosis: where does primary care fit in?

Browne, Susan; Dowie, Al; Mitchell, Liz; Wyke, Sally; Ziebland, Sue; Campbell, Neil; Macleod, Una
November 2011
British Journal of General Practice;Nov2011, Vol. 61 Issue 592, p666
Academic Journal
The article discusses a study on the role of general practitioners (GP) in the care of patients diagnosed with colorectal cancer. Twenty four patients diagnosed with colorectal cancer were interviewed within 3 months of diagnosis and 19 patients were reinterviewed 12 months later. The findings indicate that GPs should contact patients following a cancer diagnosis and provide practice and personal input and postulates that primary care is a core part of the ongoing care of cancer patients.


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