Chinese Journal of Cancer Research
Objective To evaluate the effects of health insurance status on long-term cancer-specific survival of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) in Beijing, China, using a population-based cancer registry data. Methods Information on NSCLC patients diagnosed in 2008 was derived from the Beijing Cancer Registry. The medical records of 1,134 cases were sampl...
Incidence trends and outcomes of head and neck cancer (HNC) among female patients are not well understood. The objective of this study was to estimate incidence trends and quantify the association between health insurance status, stage at presentation, and survival among females with HNC. Retrospective cohort study. The Surveillance, Epidemiology, ...
Mainstream machine learning approaches to predictive analytics consistently prove their ability to perform well using a variety of datasets, although the task of identifying an optimally-performing machine learning approach for any given dataset becomes much less intuitive. Methods such as ensemble and transformation modeling have been developed to...
Head & neck
Disparities, such as race and health insurance status, are important predictors of stage at presentation of patients with head and neck cancer. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Head Neck 38: E1826-E1832, 2016.
Tropical medicine & international health : TM & IH
To characterise the population that presents to the Accident and Emergency Centre (AEC) at Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) and to identify risk factors associated with bypassing proximal care facilities. A structured questionnaire was verbally administered to patients presenting to the AEC over 2 weeks. The questionnaire focused on the use of...
Aim of the study was to evaluate the impact of demographic factors (DGF) and socio-economic status (SES) on survival after pancreatic cancer resection in a German setting.
Background This study explores the role of race, ethnicity, and insurance-status in modifying the effects of air pollution on children’s asthma hospitalizations in Phoenix, Arizona (US) between 2001 and 2003. While controlling for weather, interactions between nitrous dioxide (NO2) and race, ethnicity, and insurance-status are used to predict relat...