Women experience delays in getting biopsies in some L.A. County-run hospitals
Though the wait times do not violate state or U.S. laws, they add to patient stress and don’t bode well for the county’s ability to adapt to national health reform, advocates say.
By Molly Hennessy-Fiske, Los Angeles Times
September 26 2010
Doramay Bailey got the bad news last year. Her annual mammogram at the county’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Multi-Service Ambulatory Care Center in Willowbrook revealed a lump in her left breast. She needed a biopsy to determine whether she had cancer.
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How many times has it been stressed that early diagnosis is one of the things that has helped ensure patient survival? Why are they talking stress instead of death?