delay in diagnosis

delay in diagnosis

Malpractice A cause of action in which a plaintiff sues a physician because of alleged failure to diagnose a condition early enough to effect a cure or achieve maximum survival. See Lost opportunity doctrine.
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This study will look into the reasons for delay in diagnosis.
Furthermore, the results of this study revealed that lower educational level causes longer delay in diagnosis.
Most of the patients with delay in diagnosis reported in stage IV (75%).
Three participants, all women with somewhat ambiguous seizure symptoms (complex partial seizures), expressed that their own actions caused the delay in diagnosis.
That is why "Health seeking behaviour and reasons for delay in diagnosis of TB patients" is listed as one of the priority research areas in RNTCP under Research agenda for RNTCP Phase II--Oct 2005 to Sept 2010.
We assessed the clinical profile and healthcare utilisation patterns of patients presenting over an 18-month period to determine factors that lead to delay in diagnosis and treatment.
Delay in diagnosis of gastric cancer: A prospective study evaluating doctors' and patients' delay and its influence on five year survival.
Symptoms (unilateral refractory otitis media, serosanguineous discharge, otalgia, hearing loss, and neurologic symptoms) are generally nonspecific, which can lead to a delay in diagnosis.
Patients who presented without chest pain were four- to fivefold more likely to have a greater than 24-hour delay in diagnosis of their MI, said Dr.
Two of our patients died, which may reflect the fact that the clinical symptoms of TB can be difficult to distinguish from those of uremia, causing delay in diagnosis, although dialysis-dependent renal failure has been shown to be a potent contributor to death (8).
Delay in diagnosis and start of effective treatment is very common and an important risk factor for disability in leprosy, (1-4) although the disability rate among newly diagnosed cases is not a reliable indicator for the performance of the leprosy control programme.