Letters Urgent cancer referral pathway

Article on urgent cancer referral pathway did not take lead time bias into account

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h5880 (Published 04 November 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h5880
  1. Richard M Keatinge, general practitioner1
  1. 1Gwalchmai Surgery, Holyhead LL65 4RS, UK
  1. dr.richard{at}keatinge.net

Møller and colleagues’ article was covered extensively in the mass media—for example, “Thousands of cancer patients are dying needlessly because GPs did not refer them for fast track appointments . . . Almost 2500 people might still be alive if family doctors had used a two week urgent …

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