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Direct access cancer testing in primary care: a systematic review of use and clinical outcomes

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Background Direct access (DA) testing allows GPs to refer patients for investigation without consulting a specialist. The aim is to reduce waiting time for investigations and unnecessary appointments, enabling treatment to begin without delay.

Aim To establish the proportion of patients diagnosed with cancer and other diseases through DA testing, time to diagnosis, and suitability of DA investigations.

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.3399/bjgp18X698561

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Primary Care Health Sciences
Oxford college:
St John's College
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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
Role:
Author
More by this author
Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Primary Care; Primary Care Health Sciences
Role:
Author
More by this author
Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Primary Care; Primary Care Health Sciences
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Royal College of General Practitioners
Journal:
British Journal of General Practice More from this journal
Volume:
68
Issue:
674
Pages:
e594-e603
Publication date:
2018-08-30
Acceptance date:
2018-04-04
DOI:
EISSN:
1478-5242
ISSN:
0960-1643
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pubs:855753
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uuid:920a44c9-92ec-4342-8e2a-e9a65e56c2d9
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855753
Deposit date:
2018-06-08

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