Delays in the diagnosis of six cancers: analysis of data from the National Survey of NHS Patients: Cancer

@article{Allgar2005DelaysIT,
  title={Delays in the diagnosis of six cancers: analysis of data from the National Survey of NHS Patients: Cancer},
  author={Victoria Allgar and Richard Neal},
  journal={British Journal of Cancer},
  year={2005},
  volume={92},
  pages={1959 - 1970}
}
The aim of this paper is to describe and compare components of diagnostic delay (patient, primary care, referral, secondary care) for six cancers (breast, colorectal, lung, ovarian, prostate and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma), and to compare delays in patients who saw their GP prior to diagnosis with those who did not. Secondary data analysis of The National Survey of NHS Patients: Cancer was undertaken (65 192 patients). Breast cancer patients experienced the shortest total delays (mean 55.2 days… CONTINUE READING
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