Where do patients with cancer in Iowa receive radiation therapy? Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Cancer Care Facilities
  • Health Services Accessibility
  • Neoplasms
  • Rural Population
  • Urban Population

abstract

  • Half of Iowa patients could reach their nearest facility in 20 minutes, but instead, they traveled 30 minutes on average to receive treatment. The findings identified certain groups of patients with cancer who chose more distant facilities. However, other groups of patients with cancer, namely those residing in rural areas, had less choice, and some had to travel considerably farther to radiation facilities than urban patients.

publication date

  • January 2014

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1200/JOP.2013.001191

PubMed ID

  • 24443730

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 20

end page

  • 5

volume

  • 10

number

  • 1