Association between geographic access to cancer care, insurance, and receipt of chemotherapy: Geographic distribution of oncologists and travel distance Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Antineoplastic Agents
  • Colonic Neoplasms
  • Health Services Accessibility
  • Healthcare Disparities
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Insurance, Health
  • Medical Oncology
  • Travel

abstract

  • Increased travel burden was associated with a decreased likelihood of receiving adjuvant chemotherapy, regardless of insurance status. Patients with nonprivate insurance who resided in low-density oncologist areas were less likely to receive adjuvant chemotherapy. If these findings are validated prospectively, interventions to decrease geographic barriers may improve the timeliness and quality of colon cancer treatment.

publication date

  • October 2015

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC4979096

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1200/JCO.2015.61.1558

PubMed ID

  • 26304878

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 3177

end page

  • 85

volume

  • 33

number

  • 28