Navigation Links
U.S. Cancer Patients Face Barriers to Care, Study Finds
Date:6/3/2011

FRIDAY, June 3 (HealthDay News) -- For newly diagnosed cancer patients, appointments with an oncologist are hard to come by -- even among those with private health insurance, according to U.S. researchers.

The study found that in two-thirds of cases, research assistants posing as new cancer patients were unable to obtain an appointment with an oncologist for an initial exam.

The findings, from a team at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, are slated for presentation on Saturday at the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology in Chicago.

"Although health care reform is likely to expand health insurance coverage to more Americans, our research shows that even with insurance, patients face barriers when they try to access cancer care," the study's lead author, Dr. Keerthi Gogineni, instructor in the division of Hematology-Oncology at Penn's Abramson Cancer Center, said in a university news release.

"Given the typical pre-appointment expectations for new patients -- which typically involve referral requirements, paperwork and routing of medical records and test results -- both insured and uninsured patients must contend with many challenges that delay care with a specialty cancer provider," Gogineni added.

In conducting the study, the research assistants pretended to be cancer patients either with or without insurance and attempted to call 160 hospitals to schedule initial oncology visits. Although the callers reached someone who schedules appointments 79 percent of the time, only 29 percent of the callers were actually given appointments.

Among the reasons why the callers were denied oncology appointments were demand for medical records (39 percent), inability to reach the appropriate schedulers (24 percent), and referral requirements (18 percent).

The study authors suggested that, as the number of people living with cancer is on the rise, patients
'/>"/>

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. FSU scientist leads research on AIDS-related cancer
2. In the lab and clinic, VCU Massey develops a new therapy for blood cancers
3. ASCO: Experimental vaccine made from frozen immune cells shows promise for prostate cancer patients
4. ASCO: Emerging trends in radiation therapy for women over 70 with early stage breast cancer
5. U of Alberta researchers hoping to stop heart disease in cancer patients before it starts
6. Antifungal drug delays need for chemo in advanced prostate cancer
7. Combination therapy shows promise for rare, deadly cancer caused by asbestos
8. Cause and potential treatment found for cancer drugs kidney toxicity
9. Higher doses of radiation in fewer treatments proved safe, effective for low-risk prostate cancer
10. Silencing a deadly conversation in breast cancer
11. IMRT cuts GI side effects from prostate cancer in half vs. 3D-CRT
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
U.S. Cancer Patients Face Barriers to Care, Study Finds
(Date:8/22/2014)... The rising numbers of teenage substance ... the years, countless lives have been lost due to adolescent ... the community a new helpline was established to provide a ... Ohio who are seeking to overcome their chemical dependency issues. ... (300) 400-2616, parents and their teens can speak immediately to ...
(Date:8/22/2014)... Aid in Recovery, a full service drug and ... recent bill introduced in the Philippines House ... and retired police general. In House Bill 4451, Pagdilao ... than imprisonment. Aid in Recovery points to this bill ... drug addiction epidemic. , The bill, introduced this summer, ...
(Date:8/22/2014)... Lexington, North Carolina (PRWEB) August 22, 2014 ... United Church Homes and Services (UCHS ), recently ... frail and at risk seniors with limited resources in ... open floor plan, fully operational kitchen, individually controlled heating ... The HUD Section 202 supportive housing community, consists of ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... Os-Monitor.com, an outstanding online supplier of useful ... software collection ( http://www.os-monitor.com ). In addition to ... these high end items are offered with greatly ... improving productivity, the employers pay more attention to ... and network monitoring software products are becoming more ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... (PRWEB) August 22, 2014 The natural loss ... fine lines, wrinkles and sagging of skin. Using products ... "By age 40, the body has lost about 15% of ... about 45%," says Kathy Heshelow, founder of Sublime Beauty®. ... of it - well, we know what happens." , Collagen ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Troubled Teens in Akron, OH Can Receive Assistance from New Helpline for Addiction Recovery 2Health News:Proposed Legislature in the Philippines Highlights the Need for Rehabilitation, Not Incarceration, for Drug Users, Says Aid in Recovery 2Health News:Proposed Legislature in the Philippines Highlights the Need for Rehabilitation, Not Incarceration, for Drug Users, Says Aid in Recovery 3Health News:United Church Homes and Services Announce New Affordable Housing Community for Seniors 2Health News:New Employee Monitoring Software Collection Unveiled By Os-Monitor.com 2Health News:4 Skincare Products That Boost and Nurture Collagen on Sale at Sublime Beauty® 2Health News:4 Skincare Products That Boost and Nurture Collagen on Sale at Sublime Beauty® 3
... of men as an erectile dysfunction (ED) medication for ... rates of// patient and partner satisfaction. However, Researchers have ... ,Recent reports have appeared about some individuals ... narcotics such as methamphetamines. These reports further note that ...
... the leaders of the world system are falling short of pennies ... poorest of the poor communities marred by diabetes from snow diving ... the form of appropriate care when compared to those who suffer ... ,Statistics reveal that Over two million people are diagnosed ...
... Freddie and Thomas Greenstreet were born two weeks ago ... genetic haplotyping that screens for genetic// diseases. ... cystic fibrosis (CF). Pre-implantation genetic haplotyping looks for a ... disease, Huntington's disease, Duchenne muscular dystrophy and spinal muscular ...
... (ACS) has planned to celebrate the 30th anniversary of ... objective of the Great American Smokeout over the past ... dangers of tobacco use as well as the challenges ... want to quit are urged to call the American ...
... released in the state of Pennsylvania, U.S,reveals that there were ... 2005.// ,The report the first of ... various hospitals spread all over the state released in Pennsylvania ... hospital acquired infections when admitted there for some treatment or ...
... platelet-depleting autoimmune disease in a whole new way, ... thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) once again// produce healthy amounts ... ,That's the conclusion of a new, ... professor of pediatrics at Weill Cornell Medical College, ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:HIV and Erectile Medications - No Link Found 2Health News:Poor diabetics: bitter times and worse times with no sweet respite 2Health News:First Embryos in UK Screened for Disease 2Health News:Hospital infections gaining ground in Pennsylvania hospitals 2Health News:Drug Boosts Platelet Production, Reversing Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura 2Health News:Drug Boosts Platelet Production, Reversing Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura 3
(Date:8/21/2014)... 21, 2014 /CNW/ - Bedrocan Cannabis Corp., previously Bedrocan ... to its Board of Directors, enhancing executive oversight ... company, a leading licensed producer of medicinal cannabis ... has 13 years, experience in producing and supplying ... including Canada. As previously announced ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... Aug. 21, 2014  SI-BONE, Inc. ( San ... pioneered the use of the iFuse Implant System, ® ... fusion of the sacroiliac (SI) joint, announced that Priority ... to its Lumbar Fusion Medical Policy No. 91590-R4 providing ... The policy states that the fusion procedure, which employs ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... Aug. 20, 2014 Northstar Global Business ... after months of hard work from many talented ... Snorenz formulation and package design.  The new formulation ... back into the product due to overwhelming evidence ... effects.  Snorenz Nighttime will also include these vitamins, ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Senior Life Sciences Executives Join Bedrocan as Independent Directors 2Senior Life Sciences Executives Join Bedrocan as Independent Directors 3SI-BONE, Inc. Announces Positive Coverage Decision by Priority Health 2SI-BONE, Inc. Announces Positive Coverage Decision by Priority Health 3Northstar completes the first phase of its new retail strategy and prepares to ship reformulated Snorenz with all new packaging 2
... China Medical Technologies, Inc. (the "Company") (Nasdaq: ... diagnostic ("IVD") company, today announced that the Company ... improve its balance sheet. The plan may include, ... of the Company,s convertible notes maturing in August ...
... one of every 150 two-year-olds visits an emergency department ... most often after finding and eating or drinking medicines ... safe medication storage and what to do in case ... Healthcare Products Association Education Foundation and a coalition ...
Cached Medicine Technology:China Medical Technologies Intends to Implement Debt Restructuring 2Many Young Children Overdosing From Medicines at Home 2Many Young Children Overdosing From Medicines at Home 3
... and Quality Assurance (for Waived and PPM ... clinics and small hospitals maintain laboratory excellence. ... patient lab results and assist labs in ... to earn 12 P.A.C.E. Contact hours per ...
An enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) for the detection and quantitationof RF IgG isotype in human serum of patients with rheumatoid arthritis....
An enzyme linked immunoassay (ELISA) for the detection and semiquantitationof IgG and IgM antibodies to 2-GP1, as an aid in assessingthe risk of thrombosis in patients with Systemic Lupus Erythematos...
An enzyme linked immunoassay (ELISA) for the detection and semiquantitation of IgG, IgA or IgM anticardiolipin antibodies, as an aid in assessing the risk of thrombosis in individuals with Systemic L...
Medicine Products: