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Patients with multiple GP consultations before cancer diagnosis are less satisfied with care

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h4159 (Published 31 July 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h4159
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. 1London

Patients who have multiple GP consultations before being referred and getting a cancer diagnosis are less satisfied with their subsequent cancer care than patients who are referred after fewer GP visits, an analysis of English patient surveys has shown.1

The study, reported in the European Journal of Cancer Care, analysed data from 73 462 respondents to two English Cancer Patient Experience Surveys covering 2011-12 and 2012-13. Researchers looked at patients’ reports of their cancer care after diagnosis, comparing …

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