Urgent referral for suspected CNS cancer: which clinical features are associated with a positive predictive value of 3 % or more?
Urgent referral for suspected central nervous system (CNS) cancer is recommended, but little analysis of the referral criteria diagnostic performance has been conducted. New 2015 NICE guidance recommends direct brain imaging for patients with symptoms with positive predictive values (PPV) of 3 %, but further guidance is needed.
A 12-month retrospective evaluation of 393 patients referred under previous 2005 NICE 2-week ru...
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