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GP urgent cancer referrals to soar as NICE lowers threshold for symptoms

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@Vinci "Welcome?" Maybe, maybe not. The assumption behind referral protocols is that making urgent referrals according to a "clinical features" checklist achieves better targeting of resources than relying on individual GP judgement. Now that may be true or it may not - but I wonder how good the evidence is supporting "checklist" referring.

Posted date

20 Nov 2014

Posted time

8:18am

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