Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors in Denmark and Introduction of Cancer Package Pathways Abstract #1084

Introduction: New referral procedures were introduced into the Danish healthcare system on Jan 1, 2009 in malignant diseases. Cancer-package pathways purposed to streamline diagnostics and treatment specifically to reduce the waiting time from diagnosis to initiation of specialized treatment.
Aim(s): This study aimed to determine if time between diagnosis and first outpatient visit is reduced under the new directives.
Materials and methods: PNET patients treated in our center from 1993 to August 20, 2014 (n=92) were included and stratified with diagnosis before or after January 1st, 2009. Primary endpoint was time between histopathological diagnosis and first visit post-diagnosis. We used Students t-test for group comparison and Kaplan-Meier curves and log-Rank test for survival analysis.
Conference: 12th Annual ENETS Conference 2015 (2015)
Category: Epidemiology/Natural history/Prognosis - Descriptive epidemiology
Presenting Author: BA Claus Uhrenholt Christensen

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