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Journal Article

Emergency diagnosis of cancer and previous general practice consultations: insights from linked patient survey data.

Abel GA, Mendonca SC, McPhail S, et al. The British journal of general practice : the journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners. 2017;67:e377-e387.

This survey study of patients presenting to the emergency department with cancer found that the majority had seen a primary care provider with relevant symptoms. The study team concluded that many cancer diagnoses are initially missed, especially among women, older patients, racial and ethnic minority populations, and those with lower socioeconomic status.