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Weight loss as a predictor of cancer and serious disease in primary care: an ISAC-approved CPRD protocol for a retrospective cohort study using routinely collected primary care data from the UK

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Background: Unexpected weight loss is a symptom of serious disease in primary care, for example between 1 in 200 and 1 in 30 patients with unexpected weight loss go on to develop cancer. However, it remains unclear how and when General Practitioners (GPs) should investigate unexpected weight loss. Without c...

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Published
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Peer reviewed
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10.1186/s41512-017-0019-9

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Primary Care; Primary Care Health Sciences
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Primary Care; Primary Care Health Sciences
More by this author
Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Primary Care; Primary Care Health Sciences
More by this author
Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Primary Care; Primary Care Health Sciences
More by this author
Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Primary Care; Primary Care Health Sciences
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Publisher:
BioMed Central Publisher's website
Journal:
Diagnostic and Prognostic Research Journal website
Volume:
2
Issue:
1
Pages:
1-26
Publication date:
2018-01-10
Acceptance date:
2017-11-15
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ISSN:
2397-7523
Pubs id:
pubs:796280
URN:
uri:34b9ff5d-961d-40ce-bb90-d80c2a9d0a3a
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uuid:34b9ff5d-961d-40ce-bb90-d80c2a9d0a3a
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