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'The edge effect' : an exploratory study of some factors affecting referrals to cancer genetic services in rural Wales. / Iredale, Rachel; Jones, Lesley; Gray, Jonathon; Deaville, Jenny.

In: Health and Place, Vol. 11, No. 3, 09.2005, p. 197-204.

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Iredale, Rachel ; Jones, Lesley ; Gray, Jonathon ; Deaville, Jenny. / 'The edge effect' : an exploratory study of some factors affecting referrals to cancer genetic services in rural Wales. In: Health and Place. 2005 ; Vol. 11, No. 3. pp. 197-204.

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title = "'The edge effect': an exploratory study of some factors affecting referrals to cancer genetic services in rural Wales",
abstract = "This exploratory study examines the role of rurality in referrals from primary care to the Cancer Genetics Service for Wales (CGSW) through a case study of referrals from Montgomeryshire, a predominantly rural area in mid-Wales located adjacent to the English border. Awareness of CGSW amongst practitioners is low. We found that rurality plays a role in referral behaviour as distance, time travelling and accessibility by car and public transport are all perceived to have an impact on the patient's decision to attend a clinic appointment. Some patients are being referred outside Wales as ease of access to services is considered more important than distance.",
keywords = "Awareness, Genetic Testing, Guidelines as Topic, Humans, Neoplasms, Primary Health Care, Referral and Consultation, Rural Population, Wales",
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