What factors empower general practitioners for early cancer diagnosis? A 20-country European Delphi Study
How do GPs diagnose cancer when symptoms are unspecific? This Delphi study surveyed over 50 GPs from 20 European countries to narrow down the primary factors that affect GPs’ ability to make an early diagnosis of cancer. GPs felt that the key to improving early diagnosis revolved around system-level components: screening for patients, the transition of care between general practice and hospital settings, technology infrastructure, and workplace conditions. These were considered the highest priority areas for GPs, where changes in guidelines and policies may provide greater support for GPs to make early diagnoses of cancer in general practice. Read the original article here.