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Does healthcare infrastructure have an impact on delay in diagnosis and survival?

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  • Blankart, Carl Rudolf

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The objectives of this study were to evaluate whether healthcare infrastructure impacts delay in diagnosis, and to determine whether healthcare infrastructure and delay in diagnosis impacts survival in gastric cancer.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Health Policy.

Volume (Year): 105 (2012)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
Pages: 128-137

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Handle: RePEc:eee:hepoli:v:105:y:2012:i:2:p:128-137

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Keywords: Stomach cancer; Gastric cancer; Hospital volumes; Cox proportional hazard model; Rare disease; Rural–urban differences;

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