Diagnostic precision and identification of rare diseases is dependent on distance of residence relative to tertiary medical facilities
Our findings indicate a higher risk of being mis-, under- or late diagnosed especially in rare diseases when living more distant to a tertiary medical facility. Greater distance to the next tertiary medical facility basically increases the chance for hospitalization in a non-comprehensive regional hospital with less diagnostic capacity, and, thus, impacts on adapted health care access. Therefore, solutions for overcoming the distance to specialized care as an indicator of health care access are a major goal in the future.
|citation||Walter A L, Baty F, Rassouli F, Bilz S, Brutsche M. Diagnostic precision and identification of rare diseases is dependent on distance of residence relative to tertiary medical facilities. Orphanet J Rare Dis 2021; 16:131.|
|type||journal paper/review (English)|
|date of publishing||22-03-2021|
|journal title||Orphanet J Rare Dis (16/1)|