When do people with abdominal symptoms need a fast track referral?

BMJ. 2022 May 23;377:o1198. doi: 10.1136/bmj.o1198.


The studyHerbert A, Rafiq M, Pham TM, et al. Predictive values for different cancers and inflammatory bowel disease of 6 common abdominal symptoms among more than 1.9 million primary care patients in the UK: a cohort study. PLoS Med 2021:18;e1003708.To read the full NIHR Alert, go to: https://evidence.nihr.ac.uk/alert/combining-risks-cancer-and-ibd-allows-more-fast-track-referrals/.

MeSH terms

  • Cohort Studies
  • Humans
  • Inflammatory Bowel Diseases* / diagnosis
  • Inflammatory Bowel Diseases* / therapy
  • Referral and Consultation*