|Title:||Diagnosis of Patients with Symptomatic Kidney and Bladder Conditions|
|Project Description:||Early diagnosis of cancer is associated with improved clinical outcomes and patient satisfaction. However, the diagnostic process is complex and delays can occur during any stage of the process. Specifically, the use of tests can generate diagnostic delays because of problems that may arise in test-ordering, test performance, and the untimely reporting or follow-up of abnormal results. Recent research indicates that the use of tests is associated with a longer time to referral and diagnosis for some cancer patients.
This mixed-methods project aims to explore what happens during diagnostic journeys of patients with urological symptoms, and how, why and when missed diagnostic opportunities might occur during the testing process in patients with bladder and kidney cancer.
|Start date:||1st March 2018|
|End date:||30th April 2020|
|Contact person:||Dr Yin Zhou|
|Contact Details:||Primary Care Unit
Strangeways Research Laboratory
Dr Fiona Walter, University of Cambridge
Dr Georgios Lyratzopoulos, University College London & University of CambridgeAdvisory Panel:
Professor Willie Hamilton, University of Exeter, UK (cancer and primary care diagnostic research)
Dr Hardeep Singh, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA (International expert on diagnostic research)PPI collaborator:
Mrs Margaret Johnson, Cambridge
|Funding Organisation:||Wellcome Trust|
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