Timely access and quality of care in colorectal cancer: are they related?

  title={Timely access and quality of care in colorectal cancer: are they related?},
  author={Yarrow J. McConnell and Karen Inglis and Geoff A. Porter},
  journal={International journal for quality in health care : journal of the International Society for Quality in Health Care},
  volume={22 3},
OBJECTIVE Colorectal cancer patients want both timely access and high-quality care. The objective of this study was to explore relationships between quality indicators and access time intervals specific to colorectal cancer patients. DESIGN Prospective consecutive cohort study. SETTING Single health district. PARTICIPANTS Between February 2002 and February 2004, all patients undergoing non-emergent surgery for primary colorectal cancer were enrolled. INTERVENTION A standardized method… CONTINUE READING
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