Exploring pathways in the diagnosis and treatment of breast problems in the hospital setting. (Report for NHS Executive South Thames)

Bungay, H. (2001) Exploring pathways in the diagnosis and treatment of breast problems in the hospital setting. (Report for NHS Executive South Thames). Centre for Health Services Studies (Full text available)

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Abstract

To follow patient pathways, patterns of treatment, and the sources and extent of any delays in the treatment of breast cancer within a hospital environment. Objectives: .To identify the length of time between the sending of the referral letter by the GP and the patients first attendance at the outpatients department (phase 1 ). .To identify the length of time between the patients first attendance and the confirmation of diagnosis, whether positive or negative (phase 2). .To identify the length of time between the confirmation of diagnosis and either the start of specialist treatment where indicated or discharge (phase 3). .To explain variations in the length of time taken for each of the above stages. .To assess the significance of delay in terms of patient satisfaction and clinical outcome.

Item Type: Research report (external)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Centre for Health Services Studies
Depositing User: Paula Loader
Date Deposited: 21 Mar 2009 17:18
Last Modified: 17 Jan 2014 11:24
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/8887 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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