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Delays at Various Steps in Diagnosis & Management of Patient

Purpose:

To identify any delays in caring for a patient, from first symptoms to definitive therapy.

Specialty:

General content (available to all)

Objective:

criteria for diagnosis, severity, prognosis, stage, prevention

ICD-10:

Y66

Description:

A patient's prognosis is usually optimum if a disorder is diagnosed and treated as early as possible. The process of diagnosis and treatment involves a number of steps. Each step is subject to some type of delay.

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