Table 8

 Characteristics of patients with confirmed recurrence of cancer by randomised group (intention to treat analysis)

HospitalTelephoneP value*
Study site:
 District general hospital5100.999
 Specialist breast unit 11
Type of recurrence:
 Local440.335
 Distant metastases27
Patient died (related to breast cancer):
 Yes260.620
 No45
Presentation:
 Contacted general practitioner360.891
 Phoned breast care nurse11
 Presented symptoms to breast care nurse during pre-arranged appointment02
 Routine mammogram22
Routine/interval visit:
 Routine appointment, patient symptomatic020.787
 Interval visit, patient with symptoms47
 Interval presentation, routine mammogram22
Totals611

*Fisher’s exact test.