Determinants of Medical System Delay in the Diagnosis of Colorectal Cancer Within the Veteran Affairs Health System

@article{Fisher2010DeterminantsOM,
  title={Determinants of Medical System Delay in the Diagnosis of Colorectal Cancer Within the Veteran Affairs Health System},
  author={Deborah A Fisher and Leah L. Zullig and Steven C. Grambow and David H. Abbott and Robert S. Sandler and Robert H. Fletcher and Hashem B El-Serag and Dawn Provenzale},
  journal={Digestive Diseases and Sciences},
  year={2010},
  volume={55},
  pages={1434-1441}
}
Background and AimsThe goals of this study are to evaluate determinants of the time in the medical system until a colorectal cancer diagnosis and to explore characteristics associated with stage at diagnosis.MethodsWe examined medical records and survey data for 468 patients with colorectal cancer at 15 Veterans Affairs medical centers. Patients were classified as screen-detected, bleeding-detected, or other (resulting from the evaluation of another medical concern). Patients who presented… CONTINUE READING

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