Benefits of a well-structured diagnostic process in colon cancer.

  title={Benefits of a well-structured diagnostic process in colon cancer.},
  author={Victor M W T Klemann and Frank L Wolters and Joop L M Konsten},
  journal={Digestive surgery},
  volume={28 1},
INTRODUCTION Preoperative work-up in colorectal cancer is comprehensive and can be time consuming. In our institution, the preoperative track for colorectal patients was reorganized in order to reduce the therapeutic delay and the number of outpatient clinic visits. We assessed the impact upon the patient outcomes. METHODS All consecutive patients with colon cancer who entered the reorganized preoperative track between January 2008 and December 2009 (n = 87) were retrospectively compared with… CONTINUE READING
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