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Minimal excess risk of cancer and reduced risk of death from cancer in Australian Department of Veterans' Affairs clients: a record linkage study.

Authors
  • Vajdic, Claire M
  • Stavrou, Efty P
  • Ward, Robyn L
  • Falster, Michael O
  • Pearson, Sallie-Anne
Type
Published Article
Journal
Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health
Publisher
Wiley (Blackwell Publishing)
Publication Date
Feb 01, 2014
Volume
38
Issue
1
Pages
30–34
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1111/1753-6405.12168
PMID: 24494942
Source
Medline
Keywords
License
Unknown

Abstract

These risk patterns may reflect service-related history, a healthy-survivor effect, competing risk of death, and/or comprehensive health care entitlements with minimal to no co-payments. Our findings suggest DVA clients are probably accessing cancer screening services. Outcomes after cancer diagnosis are good, most probably due to comprehensive health care entitlements.

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