Preferences for cancer investigation: a vignette-based study of primary-care attendees

Jonathan Banks, Sandra Hollinghurst, Lin Bigwood, Tim J Peters, Fiona M Walter, Willie Hamilton

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The UK lags behind many European countries in terms of cancer survival. Initiatives to address this disparity have focused on barriers to presentation, symptom recognition, and referral for specialist investigation. Selection of patients for further investigation has come under particular scrutiny, although preferences for referral thresholds in the UK population have not been studied. We investigated preferences for diagnostic testing for colorectal, lung, and pancreatic cancers in primary-care attendees.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)232-240
Number of pages9
JournalLancet Oncology
Issue number2
Early online date14 Jan 2014
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2014

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Copyright © 2014 Banks et al. Open Access article distributed under the terms of CC BY. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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