Association between patient and general practice characteristics and unplanned first-time admissions for cancer: observational study

Alex Bottle, C. Tsang, C. Parsons, A. Majeed, M. Soljak, Paul Aylin

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Abstract

BACKGROUND: To identify patient and general practice (GP) characteristics associated with emergency (unplanned) first admissions for cancer in secondary care., METHODS: Patients who had a first-time admission with a primary diagnosis of cancer during 2007/08 to 2009/10 were identified from administrative hospital data. We modelled the associations between the odds of these admissions being unplanned and various patient and GP practice characteristics using national data sets, including the Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF)., RESULTS: There were 639,064 patients with a first-time admission for cancer, with 139,351 unplanned, from 7957 GP practices. The unplanned proportion ranged from 13.9% (patients aged 15-44 years) to 44.9% (patients aged 85 years and older, P
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1213-1219
Number of pages7
JournalBritish Journal of Cancer
Volume107
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

Bibliographical note

Comment in: Br J Cancer. 2012 Oct 9;107(8):1205-6; PMID: 23047590

Keywords

  • Adolescent Adult Aged Aged, 80 and over Child Child, Preschool *Delayed Diagnosis Emergencies Female *General Practice/og [Organization & Administration] General Practice/sn [Statistics & Numerical Data] *Hospitalization/sn [Statistics & Numerical Data] Humans Infant Infant, Newborn Male Middle Aged *Neoplasms/di [Diagnosis] Quality Indicators, Health Care Risk Factors Secondary Care United Kingdom/ep [Epidemiology] Young Adult

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