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Minimizing delays in ovarian cancer diagnosis: an expansion of Andersen's model of 'total patient delay'.

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BACKGROUND: Ovarian cancer symptoms are vague and commonly occur in benign conditions; it often presents late and is diagnosed at an advanced stage when survival rates are poor. Studies of diagnostic delay in conditions with non-specific symptoms are rare. OBJECTIVES: To study accounts of diagnostic delays in a sample of British women with ovarian cancer using Andersen's five-stage model of 'total patient delay' as an analytic framework. METHODS: Semi-structured interviews were conducted wit...

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Publisher copy:
10.1093/fampra/cml063

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Ziebland, S More by this author
McPherson, A More by this author
Journal:
Family practice
Volume:
24
Issue:
1
Pages:
48-55
Publication date:
2007-02-05
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EISSN:
1460-2229
ISSN:
0263-2136
URN:
uuid:5b3d7312-3157-4f02-8633-6d02bafaa857
Source identifiers:
220718
Local pid:
pubs:220718

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