TITLE

SOCIOECONOMIC DEPRIVATION IS ASSOCIATED WITH DIAGNOSTIC DELAY AND POOR OUTCOMES IN PATIENTS WITH GASTRIC CANCER

PUB. DATE
April 2004
SOURCE
Gut;Apr2004 Supplement 3, Vol. 53, pA116
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article cites a study conducted to examine trends in diagnostic delays, stages of disease, and outcomes for patients with gastric cancer in relation to socioeconomic deprivation and the introduction in 1999 of all Wales minimum standards that set maximum waiting times for gastroscopy. Results of the study suggest that since the introduction of minimum standards diagnostic delays are reducing and outcomes are improving for socioeconomically advantaged patients with gastric cancer. By contrast, delays have lengthened and outcomes have worsened for patients with the highest multiple indices of deprivation scores.
ACCESSION #
13219266

 

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