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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. American journal of medical quality : the official journal of the American College of Medical Quality. 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.