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Title: Assessment of a patient consultation questionnaire-based scoring system for stratification of outpatient risk of colorectal cancer.
Authors: Rai, S
Ballal, M
Thomas, W. M.
Miller, A. S.
Jameson, J. S.
Steward, W. P.
First Published: Mar-2008
Citation: British Journal of Surgery, 2008, 95 (3), pp. 369-374
Abstract: The UK government's fast-track 2-week wait (2WW) rule and colorectal cancer guidelines aimed to detect patients at high risk of having colorectal cancer, but the yield has been poor. A patient consultation questionnaire (PCQ)-based scoring system may be an effective tool for prioritizing colorectal referrals. The aim of this study was to validate the system in a large and ethnically diverse population and to compare it with 2WW referrals.
DOI Link: 10.1002/bjs.5981
eISSN: 1365-2168
Type: Journal Article
Appears in Collections:Published Articles, Dept. of Cancer Studies and Molecular Medicine

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