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Table 2 Delay (in days) for all and the 10 most frequent cancers in the study when the GP was involved in the diagnostic investigation process

From: Time intervals from first symptom to treatment of cancer: a cohort study of 2,212 newly diagnosed cancer patients

           System delay    
  Total delay Patient delay GP delay        System delay in secondary health care System delay in secondary health care (GP not involved)
           Total system delay System delay in primary health care System delay in secondary health care Diagnostic delay in secondary health care Treatment delay    
Cancer type (Cancer cases, GP involved/Cancer cases, GP not involved) N Median IQI* N Median IQI N Median IQI N Median IQI N Median IQI N Median IQI N Median IQI N Median IQI N Median IQI
All cancers (1892/320) 936 98 57-168 1237 21 7-56 1877 0 0-2 1422 55 32-93 1874 0 0-12 1412 46 26-78 1823 29 14-57 1403 14 0-28 174 37 17-63
Breast cancer (291/20) 159 65 39-106 168 14 0-56 289 0 0-0 269 40 25-59 287 0 0-0 268 37 22-51 281 21 13-36 266 12 4-20 10 29 23-38
Colorectal cancer (254/37) 159 109 65-194 187 28 14-56 254 0 0-6 212 56 34-87 254 0 0-10 216 48 28-71 251 30 15-50 215 14 0-28 24 15 3-30
Lung cancer (253/75) 128 108 82-167 182 28 7-56 251 0 0-9 182 69 47-96 250 7 0-18 181 55 36-79 246 27 14-46 182 23 8-36 40 51 27-76
Prostate cancer (190/24) 73 130 89-254 110 28 0-112 186 0 0-6 117 102 55-151 187 6 0-18 115 75 44-135 183 80 44-110 114 9 0-29 16 83 48-139
Melanoma (122/9) 38 114 79-279 40 70 28-196 122 0 0-0 114 39 22-65 122 0 0-15 112 27 15-54 117 20 0-42 110 13 0-23 1 49  
Bladder cancer (73/7) 32 134 93-181 52 14 0-28 72 0 0-10 43 91 52-119 71 2 0-19 42 80 45-113 68 62 35-87 43 0 0-20 4 51 22-75
Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (54/11) 29 78 58-118 43 21 7-42 53 0 0-3 34 60 44-86 54 2 0-14 34 55 39-73 51 36 14-68 34 12 5-29 4 38 33-51
Pancreas cancer (54/9) 21 87 49-153 40 14 7-42 53 0 0-6 28 63 27-117 54 0 0-15 28 59 25-91 51 27 11-68 27 14 0-41 5 15 10-50
Ovarian cancer (47/12) 32 60 45-112 38 21 0-35 47 0 0-2 40 30 21-49 47 0 0-8 40 26 20-43 45 21 12-31 39 1 0-21 9 40 20-62
Corpus uteri cancer (41/6) 35 99 51-22 35 21 0-140 41 0 0-0 41 64 41-106 41 0 0-1 41 60 32-101 39 38 23-79 39 7 0-14 3 59 28-77
Others (513/110) 233 96 56-178 342 21 7-56 509 0 0-6 338 63 35-110 507 0 0-11 335 52 29-93 491 27 12-55 334 17 0-34 58 32 13-62
  1. N in each column is the number of answers with complete data. Last column shows system delay in secondary health care when the GP was not involved in the diagnostic investigation process
  2. *IQI = interquartile interval