An international survey of 2795 GPs across six countries indicates that patients with possible cancer in the UK are less likely to be referred immediately for tests or to specialists, compared with comparable countries. UK cancer survival rates are lower than in each of these other countries, except for Denmark.
Doctors may be ‘too slow’ on cancer. London: BBC Health News, May 28th 2015.
This relates to:
Rose, PW. Rubin, G. [and] Perera-Salazar, R. [et al]; ICBP Module 3 Working Group (2015). Explaining variation in cancer survival between 11 jurisdictions in the International Cancer Benchmarking Partnership: a primary care vignette survey. BMJ Open. May 27th 2015; 5: e007212.