Delays in coccidioidomycosis diagnosis and relationship to healthcare utilization, Phoenix, Arizona, USA

Rachel Ginn, Ralph Mohty, Keri Lyn Bollmann, Jessica Goodsell, Guillermo Mendez, Barrie Bradley, John N. Galgiani

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We developed an electronic records methodology to programmatically estimate the date of first appearance of coccidioidomycosis symptoms in patients. We compared the diagnostic delay with overall healthcare utilization charges. Many patients (46%) had delays in diagnosis of >1 month. Billed healthcare charges before diagnosis increased with length of delay.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1742-1744
Number of pages3
JournalEmerging infectious diseases
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2019


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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