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Table 2 Diagnosis delay by studied anatomical organs assessed by PVKª

From: Investigating errors in medical imaging: medical malpractice cases in Finland

Delay Brain Thorax Breast Abdomen Skeleton Vascular system Othersb Total
n % n % n % n % n % n % n % n %
No delay 39 6.8 21 3.7 155 27 53 9.2 138 24 138 24 31 5.4 575 54.6
1–7 days 2 3.9 5 9.8 7 13.7 13 25.3 16 31.4 2 3.9 6 11.8 51 4.8
Under 2 weeks 4 44.4 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 44.4 0 0 1 11.1 9 0.9
Under 1 month 2 16.7 1 8.3 0 0 0 0 2 16.7 0 0 1 8.3 12 1.1
1–3 months 8 18.6 2 4.7 10 23.3 1 2.3 21 48.8 0 0 1 2.3 43 4.1
4–6 months 4 6.9 4 6.8 27 46.6 3 5.2 18 31 0 0 2 3.4 58 5.5
7–12 months 2 6.9 2 6.9 21 72.4 2 6.9 2 6.9 0 0 0 0 29 2.6
One to 3 years 13 14.8 5 5.7 50 56.8 5 5.7 14 15.9 0 0 1 1.1 88 8.3
4–5 years 2 28.6 0 0 2 28.6 1 14.3 2 28.6 0 0 0 0 7 0.7
Over 5 years 5 55.6 0 0 0 0 2 22.2 2 22.2 0 0 0 0 9 0.9
Delay not known or mentioned 1 0.6 3 1.7 45 26 14 8.1 91 52.6 13 7.5 6 3.5 173 16.4
Total 82 7.8 43 4.1 317 30.1 94 8.9 316 30.0 153 14.5 49 4.6 1054 100
  1. aThe Finnish Patient Insurance Centre
  2. bThyroid, muscles