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Determining patient and primary care delay in the diagnosis of cancer – lessons from a pilot study of patients referred for suspected cancer

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Family Practice, January 2008
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Title
Determining patient and primary care delay in the diagnosis of cancer – lessons from a pilot study of patients referred for suspected cancer
Published in
BMC Family Practice, January 2008
DOI 10.1186/1471-2296-9-9
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Authors

Richard D Neal, Diana Pasterfield, Clare Wilkinson, Kerenza Hood, Matthew Makin, Helen Lawrence

Abstract

There is no validated way of measuring diagnostic delay in cancer, especially covering patient and primary care delays. An instrument is needed in order to determine the effect of potential interventions to reduce delay and improve cancer morbidity and mortality.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Malaysia 1 2%
Unknown 48 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 12 24%
Student > Ph. D. Student 7 14%
Student > Master 5 10%
Student > Postgraduate 4 8%
Student > Bachelor 3 6%
Other 11 22%
Unknown 7 14%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 23 47%
Nursing and Health Professions 4 8%
Social Sciences 4 8%
Psychology 3 6%
Environmental Science 1 2%
Other 4 8%
Unknown 10 20%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 1. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 19 December 2012.
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#8,390,082
of 10,642,056 outputs
Outputs from BMC Family Practice
#912
of 1,090 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#214,655
of 306,835 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Family Practice
#36
of 45 outputs
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