Table 2

Patient pathways to diagnosis of bowel cancer

No (%)
*Including one patient seen as follow up to previous colorectal cancer surgery and one in a urology clinic.
†One patient was diagnosed in primary care and referred directly, and one other was an incidental diagnosis in a patient admitted for other reasons.
Emergency admission88 (35.3)
Two week standard clinics65 (26.1)
Colorectal surgical outpatient clinics40 (16.1)
Medical gastroenterology clinics39 (15.7)
General surgical clinics*11 (4.4)
Geriatric clinics4 (1.6)
Other†2 (0.8)
Total249 (100)