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Diagnosis of cancer as an emergency: a critical review of current evidence

Overview of attention for article published in Nature Reviews Clinical Oncology, October 2016
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#32 of 1,554)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (97th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (95th percentile)

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Title
Diagnosis of cancer as an emergency: a critical review of current evidence
Published in
Nature Reviews Clinical Oncology, October 2016
DOI 10.1038/nrclinonc.2016.155
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Authors

Yin Zhou, Gary A. Abel, Willie Hamilton, Kathy Pritchard-Jones, Cary P. Gross, Fiona M. Walter, Cristina Renzi, Sam Johnson, Sean McPhail, Lucy Elliss-Brookes, Georgios Lyratzopoulos

Abstract

Many patients with cancer are diagnosed through an emergency presentation, which is associated with inferior clinical and patient-reported outcomes compared with those of patients who are diagnosed electively or through screening. Reducing the proportion of patients with cancer who are diagnosed as emergencies is, therefore, desirable; however, the optimal means of achieving this aim are uncertain owing to the involvement of different tumour, patient and health-care factors, often in combination. Most relevant evidence relates to patients with colorectal or lung cancer in a few economically developed countries, and defines emergency presentations contextually (that is, whether patients presented to emergency health-care services and/or received emergency treatment shortly before their diagnosis) as opposed to clinically (whether patients presented with life-threatening manifestations of their cancer). Consistent inequalities in the risk of emergency presentations by patient characteristics and cancer type have been described, but limited evidence is available on whether, and how, such presentations can be prevented. Evidence on patients' symptoms and health-care use before presentation as an emergency is sparse. In this Review, we describe the extent, causes and implications of a diagnosis of cancer following an emergency presentation, and provide recommendations for public health and health-care interventions, and research efforts aimed at addressing this under-researched aspect of cancer diagnosis.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Spain 1 1%
United Kingdom 1 1%
Unknown 81 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 15 18%
Researcher 15 18%
Student > Master 9 11%
Student > Bachelor 9 11%
Unspecified 7 8%
Other 28 34%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 30 36%
Unspecified 15 18%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 7 8%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 7 8%
Nursing and Health Professions 5 6%
Other 19 23%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 85. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 27 January 2018.
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#174,741
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#32
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#2
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