TITLE

DELAYS BETWEEN DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT OF COLORECTAL CANCER: WILL A DEDICATED NURSE PRACTITIONER HELP?

AUTHOR(S)
Maruthachalam, K.; Chaudri, S.; Noblett, S. E.; Robinson, L.; Bird, C.
PUB. DATE
April 2004
SOURCE
Gut;Apr2004 Supplement 3, Vol. 53, pA67
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents a study that investigates whether the facilitation of investigations by a dedicated nurse practitioner improves the time to treatment in colorectal cancer patients. A dedicated colorectal nurse practitioner was appointed in an attempt to reduce waiting times from initial diagnosis to definitive treatment in patients with colorectal cancer. Information and contact details were provided to the patient by the nurse practitioner at the time of diagnosis and the fast track staging process was initiated.
ACCESSION #
13219075

 

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