CLINICAL ANALYSIS OF DIAGNOSTIC DELAY OF 312 CASES OF ACTIVE PULMONARY TUBERCULOSIS
Li Fengshan, et al (Departmen of Tuberculosis, Affiliated Hospital)
The states of diagnostic delay of 312 cases of active pulmonary tuberculosis in outpatients to tuberculosis departnent in a general hospital from the Dec. 1986 to the May. 1988 were reported. The results showed that total delay diagnosis rate was 32.9%, included Patient's delay rate 21.5%, doctor's delay 2.6%, Mixed delay 8.8%. The average deley diagnosis time were 75 days. Indicated that the states of dioagnostic delay were severe in our areas. The causes of delay diagnosis were discussed and some preventable methods were recommanded.