Socioeconomic and demographic factors associated with type of facility (cancer center vs non-cancer center) at which a child with cancer is seen were identified to suggest interventions to increase access to state-of-the-art care.
The 2268 children with cancer in Florida (1981-1986) were classified as ever having been seen or not having been seen at a cancer center.
Patients referred from one type of facility to another were compared to those not referred.
Nineteen percent of children with cancer were never seen at a cancer center.
These children were likely to be older (15-19 years of age), have Hodgkin's disease or a brain tumor, reside in a county without a cancer center, or have higher median income.
Mots-clés Pascal : Enfant, Homme, Service santé, Statut socioéconomique, Tumeur maligne, Accessibilité, Cancérologie, Epidémiologie, Floride, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Système santé
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Child, Human, Health service, Socioeconomic status, Malignant tumor, Accessibility, Cancerology, Epidemiology, Florida, United States, North America, America, Health system
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0498998
Code Inist : 002B04B. Création : 199406.