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Prostate cancer outcomes for men aged younger than 65 years with Medicaid versus private insurance.

Authors
  • Mahal, Amandeep R1, 2
  • Mahal, Brandon A3
  • Nguyen, Paul L4
  • Yu, James B1, 2, 5, 6
  • 1 Yale School of Medicine, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut.
  • 2 Cancer Outcomes, Public Policy, and Effectiveness Research (COPPER) Center at Yale, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut.
  • 3 Harvard Radiation Oncology Program, Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts.
  • 4 Department of Radiation Oncology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts.
  • 5 Yale Cancer Center, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut.
  • 6 Department of Therapeutic Radiology, Yale School of Medicine, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut.
Type
Published Article
Journal
Cancer
Publisher
Wiley (John Wiley & Sons)
Publication Date
Feb 15, 2018
Volume
124
Issue
4
Pages
752–759
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1002/cncr.31106
PMID: 29084350
Source
Medline
Keywords
License
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Abstract

Racial disparities in the outcomes of patients with CaP were observed in privately insured cohorts, whereas these disparities appeared to be reduced among patients with Medicaid insurance. However, outcomes need to be improved overall. Whether the equality in outcomes for Medicaid is due to white and African American patients doing "equally poorly" or "equally well" is unclear. Cancer 2018;124:752-9. © 2017 American Cancer Society.

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