Income important in tracking health status

on says there are several reasons that poverty can affect quality of cancer care. Low-income women may have a narrower choice of health care settings and may be more likely to encounter sites that are lagging behind in professional practices that are demanded by more affluent patients. For example, one study showed that use of breast conserving therapy for early stage cancer was most used by affluent women and least by inner city or rural women. Low-income women may also be less likely to take advantage of newer, complex therapies either because multiple visits are required or because they are less educated about standards of care. Uninsured women with cancer may simply have a difficult time getting the full range of healthcare services.

"Without better data, we cannot know why some patients do not receive certain treatments or therapies that are considered standard or beneficial," said Anderson. "Collecting information on poverty status will help pinpoint gaps in care that financially needy may face, and raise awareness to correct it."


Contact: Karen Richardson or Shannon Koontz
Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Genetics important in age-related macular degeneration
2. Reducing hostility in young coronary artery disease patients is important piece of rehabilitation
3. Molecule important in cell construction also critical in learning and memory
4. Fat quality more important than fat quantity in reducing risk of cardiovascular deaths in men
5. Genes in the interferon system important in SLE
6. Study finds that adherence to diet, not type of diet, more important factor for losing weight
7. Fair decisions more important when hospitals face crisis like SARS
8. Canadian researchers important discovery in HIV research
9. Accumulated lead exposure may be an important risk factor for cataracts
10. Location of body fat may be important in disability risk
11. Location of body fat important in predicting heart attack risk

Post Your Comments:

(Date:9/1/2020)... NAPLES, Fla. (PRWEB) , ... September 01, 2020 ... ... and Reconstructive Surgeon with specialty fellowship training in aesthetic surgery of the face, ... Gill, MD – the only female-owned premier boutique plastic surgery and aesthetic practice ...
(Date:8/31/2020)... ... August 31, 2020 , ... Want to get moving, break up ... Research Foundation (CPARF) is thrilled to launch its fourth annual STEPtember campaign in the ... challenge, STEPtember meets everyone wherever they are at this moment — encouraging people to ...
(Date:8/31/2020)... ... August 31, 2020 , ... A Cure for Covid-19 “PTS” with Mediation & Hypnosis ... are in a state of panic, experiencing deep anxiety, immense stress, and right now are ... is timely when most people on the planet are experiencing a great degree of emotional ...
(Date:8/28/2020)... Fla. (PRWEB) , ... August 28, 2020 , ... ... Forcura’s Founder & CEO Craig Mandeville was named an Entrepreneur Of The Year® ... Year program honors entrepreneurial business leaders whose ambitions deliver innovation, growth and prosperity ...
(Date:8/28/2020)... ... , ... Ziegler, a specialty investment bank, is pleased to ... a tech-enabled behavioral health and well-being solutions provider. , Synchronous Health, a ... (AI) to increase access and quality of behavioral health services, and Adventist Health, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/1/2020)... , ... September 01, 2020 , ... Breast and ovarian ... Disease Control (CDC), About 3% of breast cancers (about 7,500 women per year) and ... the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes. Both genes are detectable in the Women’s Excellence ...
(Date:8/31/2020)... YORK (PRWEB) , ... August 31, 2020 , ... If you live in New York ... The real estate part makes sense, it’s the law of supply and demand, but are ... Center has a significant percentage of their patients that make the four-hour trip to ...
(Date:8/28/2020)... ... August 28, 2020 , ... Cano ... medical centers in Florida and San Antonio is happy to announce that it ... centers. , In this capacity he will serve as community advisor, advertising talent, ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: