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Figure 3

From: Determining the date of diagnosis – is it a simple matter? The impact of different approaches to dating diagnosis on estimates of delayed care for ovarian cancer in UK primary care

Figure 3

Box plots showing the distribution of time (weeks) between a symptom being first reported and a diagnosis according to the four definitions: Date 1. definite diagnosis, Date 2. diagnostic code plus closely related codes, Date 3. diagnosis code to include complication or treatment codes and Date 4. diagnostic code modified by investigation or referral code. Symptoms are ordered by frequency of occurrence

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