Women without private health insurance are less likely than privately insured women to be screened for breast cancer, and their treatment may differ after cancer is diagnosed.
In this study we addressed two related questions: Do uninsured patients and those covered by Medicaid have more advanced breast cancer than privately insured patients when the disease is initially diagnosed?
And, for each stage of disease, do uninsured patients and patients covered by Medicaid die sooner after breast cancer is diagnosed than privately insured patients?
We studied 4675 women, 35 to 64 years of age, in whom invasive breast cancer was diagnosed from 1985 through 1987, by linking New Jersey State Cancer Registry records to hospital-discharge data.
Mots-clés Pascal : Glande mammaire pathologie, Tumeur, Glande mammaire, Homme, Femelle, Etude socioéconomique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Mammary gland diseases, Tumor, Mammary gland, Human, Female, Socioeconomic study
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0583232
Code Inist : 002B20E02. Création : 199406.