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The association between insurance status and prostate cancer outcomes: implications for the Affordable Care Act.

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Type
Published Article
Journal
Prostate cancer and prostatic diseases
Publication Date
Volume
17
Issue
3
Pages
273–279
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1038/pcan.2014.23
PMID: 24980272
Source
Medline

Abstract

Insured men with prostate cancer are less likely to present with metastatic disease, more likely to be treated if they develop high-risk disease and are more likely to survive their cancer, suggesting that expanding health coverage under the ACA may significantly improve outcomes for men with prostate cancer who are not yet eligible for Medicare.

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