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Referral proformas improve compliance to national colorectal 2-week wait targets: does this affect cancer detection rates?

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AIM: To facilitate implementation of National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) guidelines for urgent colorectal cancer referral, local cancer networks have promoted the use of standardized proformas in primary care. This clinical audit assessed use of the proforma within the Thames Valley Cancer Network (TVCN) to see whether increased proforma use was associated with higher compliance to NICE guidelines and higher cancer detection rates. METHOD: All 2-week wait referrals f...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Oncology
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Journal:
Colorectal disease : the official journal of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland
Volume:
14
Issue:
11
Pages:
1351-1356
Publication date:
2012-11-05
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EISSN:
1463-1318
ISSN:
1462-8910
URN:
uuid:5dd2b769-a02f-466b-a867-bc8c09fb8cb3
Source identifiers:
313060
Local pid:
pubs:313060

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