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Factors influencing the referrals in primary care of asymptomatic patients with a family history of cancer
Genetics in Medicine
Purpose: To describe the events and the reasoning that led UK general practitioners to make a direct referral to a genetics clinic for a family history of cancer. Methods: Asymptomatic patients with a family history of cancer and general practitioners who had referred them to a genetics clinic were eligible to participate. Semi-structured interviews incorporating a self-completed questionnaire were conducted with the general practitioners. Questions about the referral had to be framed indoi:10.1097/gim.0b013e318185212a pmid:18813138 fatcat:tamyltzg3fbnlc5z2co7kxmnai