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

of procedures for these less common cancers are now performed at high volume centers.

Among the study population, travel distance increased for all patients, but more so for patients with less common cancers. For example, travel distance increased 72 percent for patients with esophageal cancer, compared to 17 percent for patients with colon cancer.

"Our study demonstrated that the increase in travel distance was a direct result of the trend toward centralization at high volume centers," adds Elin Sigurdson, M.D. Ph.D., F.A.C.S., head of surgical research at Fox Chase and co-author on the study. "This study also confirms what others have found, that disparities of cancer care exist. Since disadvantaged patients are more likely to remain at low volume centers, we worry that travel may increasingly serve as a barrier for these patients, especially during tough economic times."


'/>"/>

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:7/22/2014)... 2014 The 2014 Warrior-Family Symposium ... Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, ... and Civilian Communities,” will be held from 8:30 ... a.m.) and cohosted by the Military Officers Association ... Association (NDIA). USAA is the Executive Sponsor of ...
(Date:7/22/2014)... 22, 2014 A Florida woman has ... that alleges the death of her husband was the ... thinner, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports. According to her complaint, ... for the Southern District of Florida on June 23rd, ... suffered a subdural hemorrhage the following June. Despite emergency ...
(Date:7/22/2014)... 22, 2014) The American Society of Hematology ... University of California Los Angeles with the 2014 ... iron homeostasis, including the discovery of the iron-regulatory hormone ... This award, named after the Nobel Prize Laureate and ... research achievements in hematology that have represented a paradigm ...
(Date:7/22/2014)... Clean Plate Club you eat pretty much everything you ... new Cornell University study shows that the average adult eats ... her plate. "If you put it on your ... author of the forthcoming book, Slim by Design, Professor of ... , Wansink and co-author Katherine Abowd Johnson analyzed 1179 diners ...
(Date:7/22/2014)... American Society of Hematology (ASH) will present the Society,s ... Lifetime Achievement in Hematology, to Kanti R. Rai, MD, ... of Medicine for his 50-year career combining landmark clinical ... exceptional patient care. , The Wallace H. Coulter ... an individual who has been a vital contributor to ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:2014 Warrior-Family Symposium Focuses on Transitioning Forward 2Health News:2014 Warrior-Family Symposium Focuses on Transitioning Forward 3Health News:Xarelto Lawsuit Filed by Florida Woman Alleges Uncontrollable Bleeding Led to Husband’s Death, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 2Health News:Xarelto Lawsuit Filed by Florida Woman Alleges Uncontrollable Bleeding Led to Husband’s Death, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 3Health News:Tomas Ganz, M.D., Ph.D., to present 2014 ASH E. Donnall Thomas Lecture 2Health News:Tomas Ganz, M.D., Ph.D., to present 2014 ASH E. Donnall Thomas Lecture 3Health News:ASH honors Kanti R. Rai, M.D., with Coulter Award for Lifetime Achievement 2Health News:ASH honors Kanti R. Rai, M.D., with Coulter Award for Lifetime Achievement 3Health News:ASH honors Kanti R. Rai, M.D., with Coulter Award for Lifetime Achievement 4
... stress disorder (PTSD) is experienced by people who had undergone ... ,People suffer from recurrences of these bad memories which are ... in one’s life. Hence researchers have come up with a ... reduce the pain. ,Psychiatrist Hilary Klein has ...
... alarming results that the practice of internal vaginal washing among ... by a margin of three. // This further moves on ... for the same according to Washington University researchers. The results ... official journal of the International Aids Society. ,This ...
... agricultural minister of Bulgaria, Nihat Kabi said that the country ... infection, after reports of the bird flu infection (H5N1 strain) ... isolate and destroy bird flu centres if it emerges. Of ... area close to the northeast Bulgarian town of Silistra", told ...
... two of them in Escondido, in smoking-related fires this week ... smoking safety. ,Wheelchair-bound Edward Rhodes (67) caught fire Wednesday ... in Escondido. There are conflicting versions whether the oxygen tank ... ,On Tuesday, Marsha Duran (55) was burnt to death in ...
... Catholic priests in Tulua, a Colombian town, are up in arms ... must carry a condom at all times to reduce unwanted pregnancies ... said he would be presenting a formal proposal requiring all men ... town — to carry at least one condom. Those caught empty-pocketed ...
... International Association of Dental Research (IADR) has ... Distinguished Scientist Award for 2006 to Professor ... at The University of Manchester. // ... in the field of public health and ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Can Be Prevented? 2Health News:Increased Risk Of HIV Transmission Following Vaginal Washing 2Health News:Spate of smoking-related fire deaths cause concern in San Diego 2
(Date:7/22/2014)... DUBLIN , July 22, 2014  Jazz Pharmaceuticals ... it will report its 2014 second quarter financial results ... the financial markets.  Company management will host a live ... EDT/9:30 p.m. IST to provide a business and financial ... Interested parties may access the live audio webcast ...
(Date:7/22/2014)... , July 22, 2014 Legislation ... Seniors Access to Local Pharmacies Act of 2014") ... Part D would undermine the availability of lower ... by $21 billion over the next 10 years, ... released by the Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA). ...
(Date:7/22/2014)... ITASCA, Ill. , July 22, 2014 ... is staggering, killing 45 people each day. Twenty-three percent ... the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, making ... when employees are taking opioid painkillers at the correct ... workplace safety. Today, the National Safety ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Jazz Pharmaceuticals to Report 2014 Second Quarter Financial Results on August 5, 2014 2New Study: H.R. 4577 to Cost $21 Billion over 10 Years 2New Study: H.R. 4577 to Cost $21 Billion over 10 Years 35 things employers should know about prescription painkiller use 25 things employers should know about prescription painkiller use 3
... TBWA Worldwide today announced the appointment of Gary ... Officer of TBWA\Hakuhodo in Tokyo. He will be ... President & CEO, TBWA Worldwide. TBWA\WorldHealth New York also ... Creative Director. , Formed in 2002, TBWA\WorldHealth integrates the ...
... Nov. 12 Masimo (Nasdaq: MASI ), ... and Low-Perfusion pulse oximetry, and CareFusion (NYSE: ... today announced a multi-year technology licensing agreement establishing ... Masimo Rainbow SET Pulse CO-Oximetry technology to be ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Gary Wenzel Named President TBWA\WorldHealth 2Gary Wenzel Named President TBWA\WorldHealth 3CareFusion Signs Multi-Year Technology Licensing Agreement for Masimo Rainbow SET(R) Pulse CO-Oximetry(TM) 2CareFusion Signs Multi-Year Technology Licensing Agreement for Masimo Rainbow SET(R) Pulse CO-Oximetry(TM) 3CareFusion Signs Multi-Year Technology Licensing Agreement for Masimo Rainbow SET(R) Pulse CO-Oximetry(TM) 4
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference ... laboratory research and development. ARUP offers an ... unique medical tests in clinical and anatomic ... ARUP Laboratories' clients include more than half ...
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference ... laboratory research and development. ARUP offers an ... unique medical tests in clinical and anatomic ... ARUP Laboratories' clients include more than half ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
Medicine Products: