Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved volume 21, issue 1, P112-131 2010 DOI: 10.1353/hpu.0.0253 View full text
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Nicole M. Marlow, Michael T. Halpern, Alexandre L. Pavluck, Elizabeth M. Ward, Amy Y. Chen

Abstract: This study expands on a previous report (focusing on health insurance status and race/ethnicity) to present effects of age, socioeconomic status, hospital type, and other factors (e.g., type of Medicaid and Medicare coverage, insurance-by-race/ethnicity interactions) on advanced-stage (III/IV) at prostate cancer diagnosis. Invasive (Stages I-IV) prostate cancer cases diagnosed during 1998-2004 were extracted from the National Cancer Database (N=687,464). Independent of health-insurance and race/ethnicity, soci…

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