Article published by Professor Ximena Páez, professor at the Universidad de Los Andes de Venezuela. Co-author: Miguel Angel Díaz.
People in general are not satisfied,unfortunately, with their health system. Why? The causes are multiple and complex. Could providers and patients individually and independently produce changes to achieve better medical practice? Could teaching and care institutions help in this target? Continue reading Improving medical practice: a utopia?→
Diagnostic delay in cancer is a difficult subject to study with many confounder factors. Several papers have been published with controversial results about the relationship between delay and survival, although there is a clear tendence for a worse prognosis with longer delays. We will expose some of the confounder factors and biases that can interact with the association between delay and survival.
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There are three basic models of cancer care in the literature, two of them derived from the world of the psychology , the Safer model and the Andersen model , widely used in publications, and the third one coming from the medical general practice world, the Olesen model  developed in Denmark. Based on her publication we think is also worth to introduce a fourth model, the Walter model , a refinement of the Andersen model, that introduces the term “time interval” rather than delay.