Individual Study / Flytkjær Virgilsen et al.; Cancer Epidemiol. 2019

Danish Cancer in Primary Care

Danish Cancer in Primary Care

Initiatives -
This study aims to investigate the association between distance to health services and intervals in the cancer diagnostic pathway, and explore whether the diagnostic difficulty of the cancer influences this association. Note: All published information has been collected from the article referenced in the Marker Paper box below. Therefore, there may be variations with more advanced versions of the study.
Start Year
2005
End Year
2016
Funding
This project was funded by the Danish Cancer Society and the Health Foundation. None of the funding sources were involved in the planning or conduction of the analysis, interpretation, or writing of the paper.

Design

Study design
Patients' cohort

Marker Paper

Flytkjær Virgilsen L, Møller H, Vedsted P. Cancer diagnostic delays and travel distance to health services: A nationwide cohort study in Denmark. Cancer Epidemiol. 2019;59:115‐122. doi:10.1016/j.canep.2019.01.018

PUBMED 30738284

Recruitment

Sources of Recruitment
  • Individuals

Number of participants

Number of participants
37,872
Number of participants with biosamples

Access

Availability of data and biosamples

Data
Biosamples
Other

Timeline

Population

A nationwide cohort study was conducted based on data from both questionnaires and registries. Danish cancer patients diagnosed in 2005–2016 and their general practitioner (GP) were included if enrolled in the Danish Cancer in Primary Care (CaP) cohort (n = 37,872). The CaP cohorts provided data on intervals assessed by patients and GPs. The Geographical Information System (GIS) was used to calculate travel distances from the residence of the patient to their GP surgery and to the hospital of diagnosis.
Selection Criteria
Minimum age
18
Newborns
Twins
Countries
  • Denmark
Ethnic Origin
Health Status
  • Danish cancer patients diagnosed in 2005–2016.

Recruitment

Sources of recruitment
  • Specific population
Specific Population
  • Clinic patients

Number of participants

Number of participants
37,872
Number of participants with biosamples
Data Collection Event
The Geographical Information System (GIS) was used to calculate travel distances from the residence of the patient to their GP surgery and to the hospital of diagnosis.
Start Date
2005
End Date
2016
Data sources
  • Geospatial technology
    • Geographical information systems (GIS)