Waiting times for cancer care in Canadian children: impact of distance, clinical, and demographic factors.

@article{KleinGeltink2005WaitingTF,
  title={Waiting times for cancer care in Canadian children: impact of distance, clinical, and demographic factors.},
  author={Julia E Klein-Geltink and Lisa M. Pogany and Ronald D Barr and Mark L. Greenberg and Leslie Stephen Mery},
  journal={Pediatric blood & cancer},
  year={2005},
  volume={44 4},
  pages={318-27}
}
BACKGROUND The objective of this study was to evaluate the impact of distance from residence to pediatric oncology centers on waiting times to diagnostic assessment and treatment in Canadian children with cancer. PROCEDURE Two thousand three hundred sixteen children (< 15 years of age) captured by the Canadian Childhood Cancer Surveillance and Control Program's (CCCSCP) Treatment and Outcome Surveillance (TOS) system were included in the analysis. The number of days between onset of symptoms… CONTINUE READING