Peter Vedsted is a Professor of Primary Care at the Research Unit for General Practice, and Professor of Innovative Patient Pathways at Silkeborg Diagnostic Centre, Aarhus University, Denmark. He is the director of a Danish research group focusing on cancer diagnosis by embracing the pathway from symptom to treatment of cancer. The group investigates cancer awareness and healthcare seeking, and also conducts clinical studies on the role of family medicine in cancer diagnosis.
Peter Vedsted is involved in many of the Danish national initiatives to improve cancer diagnosis and patient pathways. He is deeply engaged in how general practice can develop to provide support for earlier cancer diagnosis – and better diagnostics in general.
The group has impacted healthcare delivery as well as quality of care by developing continuous medical education, patient pathways and access to investigations.
Peter is fascinated by clinical family medicine and the brave GPs who manage all the clinical uncertainty when meeting the patients. Being a full-time researcher now, Peter ambitiously takes part in developing and extending the distinct role of general practice to provide better care for patients.
Peter has published more than 230 scientific papers, books and numerous educational articles.