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When do people with abdominal symptoms need a fast track referral?

BMJ 2022; 377 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.o1198 (Published 23 May 2022) Cite this as: BMJ 2022;377:o1198

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  1. Helen Saul, editor in chief1,
  2. Deniz Gursul, research dissemination manager1,
  3. Georgios Lyratzopoulos, professor of cancer epidemiology2
  1. 1NIHR Centre for Engagement and Dissemination, Twickenham, UK
  2. 2Epidemiology of Cancer Healthcare and Outcomes (ECHO), University College London, UK
  1. Correspondence to H Saul NIHRAlerts{at}nihr.ac.uk

The study

Herbert A, Rafiq M, Pham TM, et al. Predictive values for different cancers and inflammatory bowel disease of 6 common abdominal symptoms among more than 1.9 million primary care patients in the UK: a cohort study. PLoS Med 2021:18;e1003708.

To read the full NIHR Alert, go to: https://evidence.nihr.ac.uk/alert/combining-risks-cancer-and-ibd-allows-more-fast-track-referrals/

Footnotes

  • Competing interests: The BMJ has judged that there are no disqualifying financial ties to commercial companies. The authors declare the following other interests: none.

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  • All authors contributed to the development and review of this summary, as part of the wider NIHR Alerts editorial team.

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