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Factors contributing to the time taken to consult with symptoms of lung cancer: a cross-sectional study.

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OBJECTIVES: To determine what factors are associated with the time people take to consult with symptoms of lung cancer, with a focus on those from rural and socially deprived areas. METHODS: A cross-sectional quantitative interview survey was performed of 360 patients with newly diagnosed primary lung cancer in three Scottish hospitals (two in Glasgow, one in NE Scotland). Supplementary data were obtained from medical case notes. The main outcome measures were the number of days from (1) the...

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10.1136/thx.2008.096560

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Campbell, NC More by this author
MacLeod, U More by this author
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Journal:
Thorax
Volume:
64
Issue:
6
Pages:
523-531
Publication date:
2009-06-05
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EISSN:
1468-3296
ISSN:
0040-6376
URN:
uuid:48d29ce9-ebfa-4e33-9240-5f7d4bcfda0e
Source identifiers:
116865
Local pid:
pubs:116865

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