[Assessment of the re-designed diagnosis process for colorectal cancer]

Valentin Lopez B, Blasco Amaro JA
Record ID 32011001573
Authors' objectives:

A Colorectal Cancer Program between Primary and Secondary Care was implemented to decrease waiting-times of diagnosis and treatment of patients suspected of having colorectal cancer (CRC) in a Health Care District of the Community of Madrid in August 2004. A previous report assessed the implementation of the program by means of indicators and standards. This second study evaluates the program over a 3-year period and compares the rapid referral program with the routine and emergency referral pathways.

Authors' recommendations: Colorectal Cancer Program has introduced substantial changes in CRC diagnosis process that were maintained over a 3-year period. Rapid access pathway reduces colonoscopy waiting-times and it is an effective strategy for CRC diagnosis in early stages compared with routine pathway outcomes achieved.
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2009
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: Spain
MeSH Terms
  • Colonic Neoplasms
  • Outcome Assessment, Health Care
  • Referral and Consultation
Organisation Name: Unidad de Evaluacion de Tecnologias Sanitarias
Contact Address: Elena Andradas Aragones, Unidad de Evaluacion de Tecnologias Sanitarias, Agencia Lain Entralgo, C/ Gran Via, 27, 8a, ES-28013 Madrid, Spain. Tel: +34 91 3089418; Fax: +34 91 3089458;
Contact Name: elena.andradas@salud.madrid.org
Contact Email: elena.andradas@salud.madrid.org
Copyright: <p>Unidad de Evaluacion de Tecnologias Sanitarias (UETS)</p>
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