Navigation Links
Delays in Lung Cancer Care More Common in Public Hospitals
Date:11/2/2009

Age, race, insurance also influence timing between diagnosis and therapy, study finds

MONDAY, Nov. 2 (HealthDay News) -- The length of time a patient has to wait between lung cancer diagnosis and treatment is influenced by a number of health-care system factors, a new U.S. study finds.

Researchers at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center analyzed data on 482 patients diagnosed with non-small cell lung cancer.

They found that factors such as type of hospital (private or public), insurance coverage, age and race have a major impact on the time it takes for a patient diagnosed with lung cancer to receive treatment.

For example, 59 percent of patients treated at a public hospital had advanced (stage 3) lung cancer, compared with 37 percent of patients treated at a private hospital. The researchers also found significant differences in patient populations at public and private hospitals in terms of age, race and socioeconomic status.

"This study demonstrates that in a contemporary U.S. health-care system, intervals among suspicion, diagnosis and treatment vary widely and are predominately associated with system variables such as insurance and hospital type," said study author Dr. David E. Gerber. "An organized and timely approach to subsequent diagnostic and therapeutic measures may benefit these individuals and reduce this health-care disparity."

The study appears in the November issue of the Journal of Thoracic Oncology.

More information

The U.S. National Cancer Institute has more about lung cancer.



-- Robert Preidt



SOURCE: International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer, news release, Nov. 1, 2009


'/>"/>
Copyright©2009 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. PA Department of Health: National Delays in H1N1 Flu Vaccine Distribution Highlight Need for Continued Prevention Efforts
2. Delays in Vaccine Shipments Will Force Suspension of Shoo the Flu Clinics
3. United Cerebral Palsy Presents Online Resource for Parents of Young Children with Developmental Delays
4. Delays in UK child brain tumor diagnosis
5. China Sky One Medical, Inc. Delays Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2008 Earnings Conference Call
6. Babies Born Only 2 to 3 Weeks Early May Face Development Delays
7. Harsh Impact of Social Security Delays for People With Disabilities: United Spinal Associations Peggy Hathaway Testifies Before Congress
8. Nelnet Delays Earnings Announcement
9. Study finds pregnancy has no impact on breast cancer survival, delays treatment, diagnosis
10. Women May Be More Likely to Experience EMS Delays for Heart Care
11. Women With Heart Attack Symptoms See Delays in Care
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/27/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 27, ... ... in the patient payment industry today announced its strategic partnership with Connance, ... system workflows. , The two companies’ proven, proprietary technology combine to provide ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... 26, 2016 , ... Pixel Film Studios Released ProSlice Levels, a Media Slicing ... their videos a whole new perspective by using the title layers in ProSlice ... , ProSlice Levels contains over 30 Different presets to choose from. FCPX ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... , ... Austin residents seeking Mohs surgery services, can now turn to Dr. ... Russell Peckham for medical and surgical dermatology. , Dr. Dorsey brings specialization to include ... in Mohs Micrographic Surgery completed by Dr. Dorsey was under the direction of Glenn ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... Dr. Calvin Johnson has dedicated ... has implemented orthobiologic procedures as a method for treating his patients. The procedure ... doctors to perform the treatment. Orthobiologics are substances that orthopaedic surgeons use to ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... ... June 19, 2016 is World Sickle Cell Observance Day. In an effort ... holistic treatments, Serenity Recovery Center of Marne, Michigan, has issued a pain ... Disease (SCD) is a disorder of the red blood cells, which can cause episodes ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... 24, 2016  Collagen Matrix, Inc., ("Collagen Matrix") ... manufacturing of collagen and mineral based medical devices ... Bill Messer has joined the company ... leverage the growing portfolio of oral surgery, neurosurgery, ... Bill joins the Collagen Matrix executive team as ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... Dublin ... of the " Global Markets for Spectroscopy Equipment" ... This report focuses on the global ... including its applications in various applications. The report deals ... three main industries: pharmaceutical and biotechnology, food and beverage, ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... Dehaier Medical Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ: DHRM ) ... medical devices and wearable sleep respiratory products in ... with Hongyuan Supply Chain Management Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred ... to develop Dehaier,s new Internet medical technology business. ... Hongyuan Supply Chain,s sales platform to reach Dehaier,s dealers ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: