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An integrated understanding of the complex drivers of emergency presentations and admissions in cancer patients: qualitative modelling of secondary-care health professionals’ experiences and views (2019)
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Chen, H., Walabyeki, J., Johnson, M., Boland, E., Seymour, J., & Macleod, U. (2019). An integrated understanding of the complex drivers of emergency presentations and admissions in cancer patients: qualitative modelling of secondary-care health professionals’ experiences and views. PloS one, 14(5), https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0216430

The number of cancer-related emergency presentations and admissions has been steadily increasing in the UK. Drivers of this phenomenon are complex, multifactorial and interlinked. The main objective of this study was to understand the complexity of e... Read More

Identifying potentially inappropriate prescribing in older people with dementia: a systematic review (2019)
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Hukins, D., Macleod, U., & Boland, J. W. (in press). Identifying potentially inappropriate prescribing in older people with dementia: a systematic review. European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, doi:10.1007/s00228-018-02612-x

Purpose Older people with dementia are at risk of adverse events associated with potentially inappropriate prescribing. Aim: to describe (1) how international tools designed to identify potentially inappropriate prescribing have been used in studies... Read More

Understanding diagnosis of lung cancer in primary care: qualitative synthesis of significant event audit reports (2013)
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Mitchell, E. D., Rubin, G., & Macleod, U. (2013). Understanding diagnosis of lung cancer in primary care: qualitative synthesis of significant event audit reports. The British journal of general practice : the journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners, 63(606), (e37-e46). doi:10.3399/bjgp13X660760. ISSN 0960-1643

Background Most lung cancers present symptomatically, but the pathway to diagnosis in primary care can be complex and is poorly understood. Significant event audit (SEA) is a quality improvement technique widely used in UK general practice. Aim To ga... Read More

‘Getting through' not ‘going under': a qualitative study of gender and spousal support after diagnosis with colorectal cancer (2009)
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Emslie, C., Browne, S., MacLeod, U., Rozmovits, L., Mitchell, E., & Ziebland, S. (2009). ‘Getting through' not ‘going under': a qualitative study of gender and spousal support after diagnosis with colorectal cancer. Social science & medicine, 68(6), (1169-1175). doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2009.01.004. ISSN 0277-9536

Many studies have found that people with cancer value family support. Feminist work suggests that women carry most responsibility for practical and emotional support in families, but few qualitative cancer studies explicitly incorporate a gender pers... Read More