Determinants of Three Stages of Delay in Seeking Care at a Medical Clinic

@article{Safer1979DeterminantsOT,
  title={Determinants of Three Stages of Delay in Seeking Care at a Medical Clinic},
  author={Martin A. Safer and Q J Tharps and Thomas C. Jackson and Howard Leventhal},
  journal={Medical care},
  year={1979},
  volume={17 1},
  pages={11-29}
}
Factors affecting delay were studied in patients seeking treatment for the first time for a particular symptom at clinics in a major, innercity hospital. On the basis of the patients' retrospective report, the total time from first noticing a symptom to the seeking of treatment was divided into three sequential stages: 1) appraisal delay--the time the patient takes to appraise a symptom as a sign of illness; 2) illness delay--the time taken from deciding one is ill until deciding to seek… CONTINUE READING

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