Duración de la valoración diagnóstica del cáncer de pulmón frente a otros tumores sólidos en el Instituto Oncológico Nacional de Ecuador

Translated title of the contribution: Duration of the diagnostic process for lung cancer versus other solid tumors at the National Oncology Institute of Ecuador

Amado Freire, S. Benítez, K. Briones, N. V. Freire

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OBJECTIVE: To determine the duration of the outpatient diagnostic process for lung cancer in comparison to that of other solid organ tumors/all tumors at the National Oncology Institute-Society to Fight Cancer (ION-SOLCA) of Ecuador. PATIENTS AND METHODS: All patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) seen between January 1 and December 31, 1995 at the ION-SOLCA, a specialized tertiary care hospital in Guayaquil, Ecuador, were studied. The duration of the patients' diagnostic process was compared to that of other patients with solid organ tumors (1 control per NSCLC patient). DESIGN: Retrospective study of health care services to measure the duration of each stage of the diagnostic process for cancer patients at the ION-SOLCA. MEASURES: The main variable was the duration of the diagnostic process. The duration of each phase of the process was also recorded. RESULTS: Results are given as means (± standard deviations, with standard errors between parentheses). The overall duration of the diagnostic process for all solid organ tumors (lung and others) at the ION-SOLCA was 54.5 days ± 62.3 (7.6). No differences were detected between the duration of diagnosis for lung and other tumors. The durations of the different phases of diagnosis were as follows: from the first pre-admission contact with the hospital until a visit with a specialist, 12.5 days ± 11.4 (1.4); from the visit with a specialist until a diagnostic procedure, 33.3 days ± 57 (7); and from the diagnostic procedure until the pathological diagnosis, 8.7 days ± 6.9 (0.8). CONCLUSIONS: Outpatient evaluation is an inefficient, slow and potentially dangerous process in cases in which the probability of a cancer diagnosis is high. A more interventionist process involving hospital admission may accelerate diagnosis in such cases.

Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)167-170
Number of pages4
JournalArchivos de Bronconeumologia
Volume39
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2003

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Lung Neoplasms
Neoplasms
Non-Small Cell Lung Carcinoma
Outpatients
Lung
Tertiary Healthcare
Tertiary Care Centers
Health Services
Retrospective Studies
Delivery of Health Care

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Duración de la valoración diagnóstica del cáncer de pulmón frente a otros tumores sólidos en el Instituto Oncológico Nacional de Ecuador. / Freire, Amado; Benítez, S.; Briones, K.; Freire, N. V.

In: Archivos de Bronconeumologia, Vol. 39, No. 4, 01.04.2003, p. 167-170.

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