Availability and use of cancer decision-support tools: a cross-sectional survey of UK primary care

Clinical decision support tools are a promising and emerging area to assist GP decision making where cancer is a potential diagnosis. This UK based cross-sectional survey aimed to quantify the availability and use of these tools. It is the first survey of cancer decision-support tool availability and their use. The results suggest that these tools are an underused resource in the UK. The authors highlight that given the cost of cancer investigation, a randomised controlled trial of such clinical decision-support aids would be appropriate.

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