Association between geographic access to cancer care and receipt of radiation therapy for rectal cancer Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Health Services Accessibility
  • Radiation Oncology
  • Rectal Neoplasms

abstract

  • An increased travel burden was associated with a decreased likelihood of receiving RT for patients with stage II/III rectal cancer, all else being equal; however, radiation oncologist density was not. Further research of geographic access and establishing transportation assistance programs or lodging services for patients with an unmet need might help decrease geographic barriers and improve the quality of rectal cancer care.

publication date

  • March 15, 2016

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC5024783

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.ijrobp.2015.12.012

PubMed ID

  • 26972644

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 719

end page

  • 28

volume

  • 94

number

  • 4