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Table 2 Time delays (in days) in diagnosis among pulmonary tuberculosis patients in High income countries

From: Time delays in diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis: a systematic review of literature

Year of
Study
Country Study
Design
Study setting Patient
delay
Health system
delay
Total delay Reference
1992 Korea Longitudinal Recruitment Health centres 54 d 14 d 60 d [52]
1997 Japan Longitudinal recruitment, interview Tertiary hospital 21 d 7.2 d 42 d [53]
2000–2001 USA Longitudinal recruitment, interview Tertiary care hospital 32 d 26 d 89 d [54]
1994 USA Longitudinal recruitment, interview All types of health facilities 25 d 15 d 57 d [55]
2003–2004 Norway Retrospective analysis National TB registry 28 d 33 d 63 d [56]
2001–2002 UK Retrospective analysis TB register 34.5 d 29.5 d 78 d [57]
2003 Taiwan Cross-sectional, interview National TB register 7 d 23 d 44 d [58]
2004 Hong Kong Longitudinal recruitment, Interview TB units 20 d 20 d 49 d [59]
1985–1998 Australia Retrospective analysis TB registry 30 d 11 d 66 d [60]
2003 Italy Retrospective analysis Disease surveillance data 7 d 36 d 65 d [61]