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Diagnostic delays and errors in head and neck cancer patients: opportunities for improvement.

Franco J, Elghouche AN, Harris MS, et al. Diagnostic Delays and Errors in Head and Neck Cancer Patients: Opportunities for Improvement. Am J Med Qual. 2017;32(3):330-335. doi:10.1177/1062860616638413.

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April 27, 2016
Franco J, Elghouche AN, Harris MS, et al. Am J Med Qual. 2017;32:330-335.

This retrospective review of 100 consecutive patients with head and neck cancer at a Veterans Affairs Medical Center determined the frequency of specific diagnostic delays and errors. Prior studies have found that delays in cancer care are common and harmful.

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Franco J, Elghouche AN, Harris MS, et al. Diagnostic Delays and Errors in Head and Neck Cancer Patients: Opportunities for Improvement. Am J Med Qual. 2017;32(3):330-335. doi:10.1177/1062860616638413.