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Weight loss as a predictor of cancer and serious disease in primary care: an ISAC-approved CPRD protocol for a retrospective cohort study using routinely collected primary care data from the UK

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Background: Unexpected weight loss is a symptom of serious disease in primary care, for example between 1 in 200 and 1 in 30 patients with unexpected weight loss go on to develop cancer. However, it remains unclear how and when General Practitioners (GPs) should investigate unexpected weight loss. Without clarification, GPs may wait too long before referring (choosing to watch and wait and potentially missing a diagnosis) or not long enough (overburdening hospital services and exposing pat...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.1186/s41512-017-0019-9

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University of Oxford
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MSD
Department:
Primary Care Health Sciences
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Primary Care; Primary Care Health Sciences
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Primary Care; Primary Care Health Sciences
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Primary Care; Primary Care Health Sciences
Role:
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Primary Care; Primary Care Health Sciences
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Funding agency for:
Nicholson, B
Grant:
DRF- 2015-08-185
Publisher:
BioMed Central Publisher's website
Journal:
Diagnostic and Prognostic Research Journal website
Volume:
2
Issue:
1
Pages:
1-26
Publication date:
2018-01-10
Acceptance date:
2017-11-15
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ISSN:
2397-7523
Source identifiers:
796280
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2017-11-23

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