GPs should go with their gut feeling when they suspect serious disease, say researchersBMJ 2014; 348 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g3568 (Published 29 May 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g3568
- Jacqui Wise
A general practitioner’s suspicion of serious disease should be enough to ensure rapid investigation even in the absence of conventional signs and symptoms, Danish researchers have said.1 A prospective population based cohort study involving over 400 GPs and 16 000 patient contacts found that a GP’s suspicion at the end of a consultation was strongly predictive of cancer or serious disease.
A total of 404 of the 845 invited GPs from a mix of urban, semi-urban, …
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