Navigation Links
Does the distance a patient has to travel affect where they choose to get their care?
Date:8/31/2009

PHILADELPHIA (August 28, 2009)Do patients choose where to get their care based on how long it takes to them to get there? Researchers at Fox Chase Cancer Center have recently documented a growing trend in the centralization of cancer surgerymore patients seeking care at high volume centers, which are generally located in metropolitan areas. While trends like this should improve patient outcomes, a study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology shows that there are still a good number of patients who will not travel a long distance to get their care.

"Based on results of previous studies, patient outcomes should be improved with centralization of cancer surgery, however, we are concerned that the long distances patients may need to travel will serve as a barrier to access to high volume centers," says Karyn Stitzenberg, M.D., M.P.H., who led the study while at Fox Chase and is currently adjunct assistant professor for the Department of Health Policy and Management at University of North Carolina. "Centralization at high volume centers comes with a cost, as some patients may need to travel long distances to reach high volume centers. These increased travel distances may pose a significant barrier to quality cancer care for some subsets of the population."

The study used discharge data from 1996-2006 for hospitals in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Patients ages 18 and over who were treated with surgery for colorectal, esophageal or pancreatic cancer were included. Over 272,000 procedures met criteria for inclusion in the study, specifically 5,273 esophageal, 13,472 pancreatic, 202,879 colon and 51,262 rectal procedures.

A shift from low volume to high volume centers occurred to varying degrees for esophageal, pancreatic and colon cancer procedures. The change was the greatest for esophageal and pancreatic cancer, which are less common than cancers of the colon and rectum. In contrast to 1996, the vast majority
'/>"/>

Contact: Diana Quattrone
Diana.Quattrone@fccc.edu
215-728-7784
Fox Chase Cancer Center
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Study sees transient heart dysfunction in some long-distance runners
2. Distance No Bar to Kidney Transplants in Remote Areas
3. McGraw-Hill Higher Education Joins Forces with Hands-On Labs to Enhance Distance Science Learning
4. Marathoners Go the Distance on Heart Health
5. Not just a long-distance relationship: Immune cells in skin fight off infection better than the rest
6. The New Crystalens HD Gives Many Baby Boomers and Seniors an Opportunity to See Clearly at All Distances while Reducing or Eliminating the Need for Glasses
7. UQ research finds speech disorders can be assessed from a distance
8. Biofeedback Workshops & Distance Learning Offer Credits and Training Options
9. Scientists shed light on long-distance signaling in developing neurons
10. Increased distance to physician associated with thicker skin cancer at diagnosis
11. CPF Submits Comments to CMS to Save Only Effective Therapy Available to PF Patients
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/2/2015)... Mercy Health (formerly Catholic Health Partners) ... – has devoted the seventh of its monthly Mercy ... prevention. One in five Americans will get skin cancer. ... channel, a Mercy Health expert addresses these skin cancer-related ... of skin cancer? ,     What are the main ...
(Date:6/2/2015)... The Radiosurgery Society® (RSS), a non-profit ... Patient Registry evaluating the treatment patterns and clinical ... treatment of centrally located primary non-small cell lung ... study, published in the May, 2015, issue of ... with 114 centrally located lung tumors who were ...
(Date:6/2/2015)... Dallas, TX (PRWEB) June 02, 2015 FDA ... to qualified Diet Doc patients after a satisfactory doctor consultation. ... on the market for several years and has the longest ... Working to block the enzyme that breaks down fats in ... diverting them through the intestinal system to be excreted through ...
(Date:6/2/2015)... 2015 Thermi, formerly ThermiAesthetics, a ... successfully transitioned into its new company headquarters in ... company’s continued rapid worldwide expansion and houses the ... 25 Thermi employees, including those of the warehousing, ... “As one of the fastest growing aesthetic companies ...
(Date:6/2/2015)... June 02, 2015 While the movie ... of comic books, comic books themselves are stepping into ... Uniting Nations plans to produce educational comics in multiple ... Goals for Sustainable Development - an international effort to ... hunger, health, education, sustainable energy, inequality, climate change and ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Video provides helpful information about skin cancer prevention 2Health News:New Study from RSSearch® Patient Registry Highlights Treatment Patterns and Clinical Outcomes of Stereotactic Radiosurgery for Central Lung Tumors 2Health News:New Study from RSSearch® Patient Registry Highlights Treatment Patterns and Clinical Outcomes of Stereotactic Radiosurgery for Central Lung Tumors 3Health News:Diet Doc Adds FDA Approved Orlistat to their Medically Supervised Diet Plans, Offering Their Patients another Option for Trimming Fat from the Hard to Reach Areas 2Health News:Diet Doc Adds FDA Approved Orlistat to their Medically Supervised Diet Plans, Offering Their Patients another Option for Trimming Fat from the Hard to Reach Areas 3Health News:Diet Doc Adds FDA Approved Orlistat to their Medically Supervised Diet Plans, Offering Their Patients another Option for Trimming Fat from the Hard to Reach Areas 4Health News:Thermi Moves to New Corporate Headquarters as Rapid Company Expansion Continues 2Health News:Can Comics Help the United Nations Save the World? 2Health News:Can Comics Help the United Nations Save the World? 3
... High alkaline phosphatase levels boosted mortality 25% in chronic ... High levels of alkaline phosphatase -- a routinely measured ... risk of death among patients receiving dialysis for chronic ... data on almost 74,000 hemodialysis patients during a three-year ...
... researchers say , , THURSDAY, July 31 (HealthDay News) -- ... mechanisms behind a problem that has bedeviled many men, ... , The study identifies a key signaling molecule that ... "These are very complex molecular signals, and the authors ...
... PITTSBURGH, July 31 Mylan Inc. (NYSE: MYL ... preferred stock,issuance, the company has declared its quarterly dividend ... of 6.5% and a liquidation,preference of $1,000.00 per share) ... of record as of August 1, 2008., Mylan ...
... ATRC ), a medical device company and a leader in ... following,investor conferences during August:, -- The BMO Focus on ... the Millennium Broadway Hotel in New York. David J. Drachman, President ... present at 9:00 a.m. Eastern time., ...
... to permit the State of Michigan to spray the ... of this important antibiotic to treat blood infections in ... Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA). , The ... of Michigan "emergency" permission to use gentamicin to fight ...
... Mich. Pat Phalin learned she had hearing loss at ... local school. The pupils heard sounds she could not hear. ... pattern in his wife,s family history. Her mother, grandfather and ... Phalins, children had hearing problems before he reached school age. ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Bone Disease Test Shows Death Risk for Dialysis Patients 2Health News:Mouse Study Finds Molecule That Tells Hair to Grow 2Health News:AtriCure to Present at the BMO Focus on Healthcare and Canaccord Adams Global Growth Conferences in August 2Health News:Physicians ask EPA, 'Antibiotics to cure sick apples, or sick children?' 2Health News:Inherited form of hearing loss stems from gene mutation 2Health News:Inherited form of hearing loss stems from gene mutation 3
(Date:6/1/2015)... -- bioMérieux, a world leader in the field of ... the White House Forum on Antibiotic Stewardship for the ... means to address antibiotic resistance. Over 150 major experts ... to discuss the possible ways to implement changes over ... antibiotic-resistant bacteria, and prevent the spread of resistant infections ...
(Date:6/1/2015)... , June 1, 2015 Nevro Corp. ... that is providing innovative evidence-based solutions for the treatment ... an underwritten public offering of its common stock consisting ... 2,459,175 shares to be sold by certain of its ... a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional ...
(Date:6/1/2015)... Select Medical Holdings Corporation (NYSE: SEM ... venture that Select Medical Corporation ("Select") formed with Welsh, ... announced acquisition of Concentra Inc.  Cressey & Company has ... About Select Medical Corporation Select ... rehabilitation clinics in the United States ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:bioMerieux Honored to Participate in the White House Forum on Antibiotic Stewardship 2bioMerieux Honored to Participate in the White House Forum on Antibiotic Stewardship 3Nevro Announces Proposed Public Offering of Common Stock 2Nevro Announces Proposed Public Offering of Common Stock 3Select Medical Holdings Corporation Announces Completion of Acquisition of Concentra Inc. through Joint Venture with Welsh Carson 2Select Medical Holdings Corporation Announces Completion of Acquisition of Concentra Inc. through Joint Venture with Welsh Carson 3
... oncology electronic medical record (EMR) has ... validates the Elekta software and enables eligible providers ... under the HITECH Act.   Tested ... Records Office of the National Coordinator Authorized Testing ...
... ERT (Nasdaq: ERES ), announced today that ... Keith Schneck, the Company,s Chief Financial Officer, are scheduled ... Conference at 10:00 AM ET on March 2, 2011 in ... the presentation by visiting the Company,s corporate website at  ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Elekta's Oncology-Specific MOSAIQ Receives Complete ONC-ATCB EMR Certification 2Elekta's Oncology-Specific MOSAIQ Receives Complete ONC-ATCB EMR Certification 3ERT to Present at the Citi 2011 Global Health Care Conference on March 2, 2011 2
Inquire...
...
Liquichek Elevated CRP Control is a liquid assayed serum control with elevated levels of C-Reactive Protein....
LiquichekCardiac Markers Plus Control LT is a premium, comprehensive cardiac assessment control with many analytes and long stability....
Medicine Products: