Effect on survival of delays in referal of patients with breast-cancer symptoms : a retrospective analysis.
From April 1,1999, family physiscians are required to refer all patients who have suspected breast cancer in the UK urgently to hospital, to be seen within 14 days of referal.
We investigated whether delays by providers in routine practice for diagnosis influence survival. (...) Interpretation : Delays by providers in diagnosis of 3 months or more do not seem to be associated with decreased survival in patients presenting with breast cancer.
The drive for all women with possible breast cancer to be seen within 14 days will divert resources from other services and is not supported by this study.
Mots-clés Pascal : Tumeur maligne, Glande mammaire, Enquête, Survie, Age, Symptomatologie, Facteur risque
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Malignant tumor, Mammary gland, Survey, Survival, Age, Symptomatology, Risk factor
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ENSP - Ecole nationale de la santé publique (devenue EHESP)
Cote : 99/04 V
Code Inist : 002B30A11. Création : 16/11/1999.