Barriers and facilitators to colorectal cancer diagnosis in New Zealand: a qualitative study

Tania Blackmore, Kimberley Norman, Jacquie Kidd, , Lynne Chepulis, , Melissa Firth, Christopher Jackson, Tim Stokes, David Weller, Jon Emery & Ross Lawrenson
Abstract Background New Zealand (NZ) has high rates of colorectal cancer but low rates of early diagnosis. Due to a lack of understanding of the pre-diagnostic experience from the patient’s perspective, it is necessary to investigate potential patient and health system factors that contribute to longer diagnostic intervals. Previous qualitative studies have discussed delays using The Model of Pathways to Treatment, but this has not been explored in the NZ context. This study aimed to...
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