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Table 2 Patients referred to the Rapid Diagnostic Clinic (RDC) between 1st July 2017 and 31st March 2019

From: Setting up a rapid diagnostic clinic for patients with vague symptoms of cancer: a mixed method process evaluation study

  Patients referred to RDC
(N = 681)
All referrals, n (%)
 Attended 574 (84.3)
 Hospital cancellation 4 (0.6)
 Patient cancellation 6 (0.9)
 Patient did not attend (DNA) 3 (0.4)
 Appointment not offered 94 (13.8)
Appointment not offered, n (%) [N = 94]
 Awaiting scheduling of appointment 26 (27.7)
 Admitted to hospital 15 (16.0)
 Referred to other cancer pathway 14 (14.9)
 Referred to other non-cancer pathway 14 (14.9)
 Referred back to GP 10 (10.6)
 Patient declined/could not be contacted 7 (7.4)
 Other/unknown 5 (5.3)
 Deceased 3 (3.2)