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Table 4 Comparison of the PD, HSD and TD with the findings in the literature

From: Pulmonary tuberculosis diagnostic delays in Chad: a multicenter, hospital-based survey in Ndjamena and Moundou

  PD [Ref] HSD [Ref] TD [Ref]
African studies 2 to 7 days[24, 25] 2 to 30 days[16, 2631] 26 to 44 days[26, 32]
14 days[16, 3335] 35 days[36] 52 to 62 days[25, 29, 37]
21 to 60 days[2628, 30, 3840] 42 to 63 days[2, 24, 25, 38] 77 to 120 days[2, 24, 28, 31, 36, 38, 41, 42]
Our study 15 days 36 days 57.5 days
  1. PD : patient delay; HSD : health-care system delay; TD : total delay; Ref : reference.