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Research with cancer patents in Denmark, England, and Sweden, published in BMJ Open, indicates that small changes to how doctors conclude consultations with their patient could help to improve both survival rates and efficiency.

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Deciding when to return to the GP when symptoms do not resolve is something many people struggle with, especially when the symptoms may not appear to be serious or life-threatening. Research with cancer patents in Denmark, England, and Sweden, published in BMJ Open, indicates that small changes to how doctors conclude consultations with their patient could help to improve both survival rates and efficiency.

Led by Oxford University, the international team included researchers from Aarhus University in Denmark with Lund UniversityUmeå University and the Karolinska Institute in Sweden  The project was funded by Cancer Research UK.

Find out more (Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences website)