Disparities in access to care at high-volume institutions for uro-oncologic procedures Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Health Services Accessibility
  • Healthcare Disparities
  • Hospitals, High-Volume
  • Urologic Neoplasms
  • Urologic Surgical Procedures

abstract

  • On average, old, sick, poor, and Medicare patients were less likely to be treated at high-volume hospitals for uro-oncologic surgery. Similarly, black patients were less likely to have a radical cystectomy at a high-volume hospital, and female patients were less likely to have an Nx at a high-volume hospital. Selective referral of individuals who are less likely to receive care at such institutions may represent a health care priority intended to optimize outcomes across all population strata.

publication date

  • September 15, 2012

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/cncr.27440

PubMed ID

  • 22298310

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 4421

end page

  • 6

volume

  • 118

number

  • 18