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Diagnostic precision and identification of rare diseases is dependent on distance of residence relative to tertiary medical facilities
Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases
Background Diagnostic precision and the identification of rare diseases is a daily challenge, which needs specialized expertise. We hypothesized, that there is a correlation between the distance of residence to the next tertiary medical facility with highly specialized care and the diagnostic precision, especially for rare diseases. Results Using a nation-wide hospitalization database, we found a negative association between diagnostic diversity and travel time to the next tertiary referraldoi:10.1186/s13023-021-01769-6 pmid:33745447 fatcat:7qsrot65gvbqpbi3u74mwogdh4