I can’t fault my GP surgery in the response to a recent Ovarian Cancer scare. Within five days I had been examined, poked and prodded and given the all clear. I bet no one will report on that!
I don’t think I understand. Are these specific A&E admissions that are presenting because of the cancer, or does it include (for example) injured people in which cancers are detected by X-rays carried out for other reasons? In the latter case, there’s no reason to think they have even seen their GP and (assuming a true positive detection) the outcome looks like a bonus. Could you help, Margaret?
hello, they are cancers diagnosed for the first time at whatever type of admissions. so yes, that example would occur – a test being carried out for some other reason. but it will also be because sometimes a GP will be v concerned about a patient and refer them straight to hospital. hence the confusion – we can’t tell which is what.
Margaret – many thanks, I understand it now.