Gregory P. Rubin
Durham University
Publications 43
#1C Dobson (Durham University)H-Index: 4
#2Sr Brown (Durham University)H-Index: 1
Last.Gregory P. Rubin (Durham University)H-Index: 20
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Social surveys and interviews are staple methods within health research. One of the perceived merits of the postal questionnaire is the anonymity it affords to participants, enabling people to provide honest accounts, particularly in relation to sensitive topics. Interviewing can potentially introduce bias to participants9 accounts because of a compulsion to provide socially desirable responses. Here we examine these assumptions through a comparison of questionnaire and interview accounts of the...
#1Gregory P. Rubin (Durham University)H-Index: 20
#2Catherine L. Saunders (University of Cambridge)H-Index: 10
Last.Richard D Neal (Bangor University)H-Index: 36
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Impact of investigations in general practice on timeliness of referral for patients subsequently diagnosed with cancer: analysis of national primary care audit data
#1Lynne Forrest (Newcastle University)H-Index: 7
#2Jean Adams (Newcastle University)H-Index: 32
Last.Martin White (Newcastle University)H-Index: 106
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Background Lung cancer survival is socioeconomically patterned, and socioeconomic inequalities in receipt of treatment have been demonstrated. In England, there are target waiting times for the referral (14 days) and treatment intervals (31 days from diagnosis, 62 days from GP referral). Socioeconomic inequalities in the time intervals from GP referral have been found. Cancer registry, Hospital Episode Statistics and lung cancer audit data were linked in order to investigate the contribution of ...
#1Lynne ForrestH-Index: 7
#2Jean AdamsH-Index: 32
Last.Gregory P. RubinH-Index: 20
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Factors associated with timeliness of post-primary care referral, diagnosis and treatment for lung cancer: population-based, data-linkage study
#1Lynne Forrest (Newcastle University)H-Index: 7
#2Sarah Sowden (Newcastle University)H-Index: 7
Last.Jean Adams (Newcastle University)H-Index: 32
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Background Cancer diagnosis at an early stage increases the chance of curative treatment and of survival. It has been suggested that delays on the pathway from first symptom to diagnosis and treatment may be socio-economically patterned, and contribute to socio-economic differences in receipt of treatment and in cancer survival. This review aimed to assess the published and grey literature evidence for socio-economic inequalities in stage at diagnosis of lung cancer, and in …
#1Lynne Forrest (Newcastle University)H-Index: 7
#2Martin White (Newcastle University)H-Index: 106
Last.Jean Adams (Newcastle University)H-Index: 32
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Background In the UK, lung cancer is the second most incident cancer and the leading cause of cancer mortality. Survival is socio-economically patterned. In England, there are target waiting times for urgent referral (14 days) and treatment intervals (31 days from diagnosis) for cancer. It has been suggested that socio-economic inequalities in receipt of, and time to, treatment may contribute to inequalities in cancer survival. Unintended variations in outcome that result from the way that inter...
#1Stuart Keeble (University of Cambridge)H-Index: 1
#2Gary A. Abel (University of Cambridge)H-Index: 30
Last.Georgios Lyratzopoulos (University of Cambridge)H-Index: 35
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Cancer awareness public campaigns aim to shorten the interval between symptom onset and presentation to a doctor (the ‘patient interval’). Appreciating variation in promptness of presentation can help to better target awareness campaigns. We explored variation in patient intervals recorded in consultations with general practitioners among 10,297 English patients subsequently diagnosed with one of 18 cancers (bladder, brain, breast, colorectal, endometrial, leukaemia, lung, lymphoma, melanoma, mu...
#1Lynne Forrest (Newcastle University)H-Index: 7
#2Martin White (Newcastle University)H-Index: 106
Last.Jean Adams (Newcastle University)H-Index: 32
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Background Early diagnosis of cancer is thought to be important for improving survival. Delays between the onset of cancer symptoms and receipt of treatment could result in potentially-resectable tumours becoming inoperable. In order to reduce delay, the NHS Cancer Plan set target waiting times for urgent cancer referral (14 days to first hospital appointment) and treatment (31 days from diagnosis [decision to treat], 62 days from urgent general practitioner [GP] referral). Interim diagnostic ta...