Delays in the diagnosis and treatment of lung cancer.

@article{Salomaa2005DelaysIT,
  title={Delays in the diagnosis and treatment of lung cancer.},
  author={E R Salomaa and Susanna S{\"a}llinen and Heikki Hiekkanen and Kari Liippo},
  journal={Chest},
  year={2005},
  volume={128 4},
  pages={
          2282-8
        }
}
STUDY OBJECTIVES This study was undertaken to measure delays of diagnosis and to assess the causes for those delays in patients with lung cancer. In addition, the relation of delay times and survival was analyzed. DESIGN A retrospective study based on patient records. Dates for symptoms, visits to doctors, investigations, treatment, and death were recorded. SETTING Patients who were found to have lung cancer at Turku University Hospital, Finland, during 2001. PATIENTS Records of 132… CONTINUE READING

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