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Factors associated with patient, and diagnostic delays in Chinese TB patients: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Ying Li1, John Ehiri2, Shenglan Tang3, Daikun Li4, Yongqiao Bian1, Hui Lin5, Caitlin Marshall2 and Jia Cao67*

Author Affiliations

1 Department of Social Medicine and Health Service Management, College of Preventive Medicine, Third Military Medical University, No. 30 Gaotanyan Road, Shapingba District, Chongqing, China

2 Division of Health Promotion Sciences, Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, University of Arizona, 1295 N. Martin Avenue, Tucson, AZ, USA

3 Duke Global Health Institute, Duke University, 310 Trent Drive, Durham, NC, USA

4 Department of Laboratory Medicine, University-Town Hospital of Chongqing University of Medical Sciences, No. 55 Daxuecheng Road, Shapingba District, Chongqing, China

5 Department of Epidemiology, College of Preventive Medicine, Third Military Medical University, No. 30 Gaotanyan Road, Shapingba District, Chongqing, China

6 Key Lab of Medical Protection for Electromagnetic Radiation, Ministry of Education of China, College of Preventive Medicine, Third Military Medical University, No. 30 Gaotanyan Road, Shapingba District, Chongqing, China

7 Toxicology institute, College of Preventive Medicine, Third Military Medical University, No. 30 Gaotanyan Road, Shapingba district, Chongqing 400038, China

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BMC Medicine 2013, 11:156  doi:10.1186/1741-7015-11-156

Published: 2 July 2013

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