How much do delayed healthcare seeking, delayed care provision, and diversion from primary care contribute to the transmission of STIs?

@article{Mercer2007HowMD,
  title={How much do delayed healthcare seeking, delayed care provision, and diversion from primary care contribute to the transmission of STIs?},
  author={Catherine H Mercer and Lorna Sutcliffe and Anne M Johnson and Peter J White and Gary Brook and Jonathan D. C. Ross and Jyoti Dhar and Paddy Horner and Frances E A Keane and Eva Maria Agnes Jungmann and John E Sweeney and George R Kinghorn and Geoff G Garnett and Judith M. Stephenson and Jackie A Cassell},
  journal={Sexually transmitted infections},
  year={2007},
  volume={83 5},
  pages={400-5}
}
OBJECTIVES To quantify the contribution of patient delay, provider delay, and diversion between services to delayed access to genitourinary medicine (GUM) clinics. To describe the factors associated with delay, and their contribution to STI transmission. METHODS Cross-sectional survey of 3184 consecutive new patients attending four GUM clinics purposively selected from across England to represent different types of population. Patients completed a short written questionnaire that collected… CONTINUE READING