The relationship between socio-demographic characteristics of patients and diagnostic delay in acute pulmonary thromboembolism


BÜLBÜL Y. , AYIK S., ÖZTUNA F. , ÖZLÜ T. , SAHIN S.

UPSALA JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, vol.116, no.1, pp.72-76, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 116 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.3109/03009734.2010.530701
  • Title of Journal : UPSALA JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES
  • Page Numbers: pp.72-76

Abstract

Background. In pulmonary thromboembolism (PE), delay to diagnosis is very common. In this study, we examined the role of patients and the socio-demographic characteristics in delayed diagnosis of PE.