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NICE two-week cancer advice 'is delaying diagnoses', claim surgeons


This is the conclusion from the paper: "There is evidence that two-week referral conversion rates are falling, while detection rates are rising because of an increased number of referrals." So, rising cancer detection rates is a good thing. What we need is a system that can cope with more referrals and better access to appropriate investigations. And, the QCancer data is included in the 2015 NICE guidance, and they base their recommendations on Positive Predictive Values (not relative risks).

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17 Feb 2016

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