Disparities in access to care at high-volume institutions for uro-oncologic procedures (pages 4421–4426)
Quoc-Dien Trinh, Maxine Sun, Jesse Sammon, Marco Bianchi, Shyam Sukumar, Khurshid R. Ghani, Wooju Jeong, Ali Dabaja, Shahrokh F. Shariat, Paul Perrotte, Piyush K. Agarwal, Craig G. Rogers, James O. Peabody, Mani Menon and Pierre I. Karakiewicz
Article first published online: 1 FEB 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/cncr.27440
On average, old, sick, poor, and Medicare patients are less likely to be treated at high-volume hospitals for uro-oncologic surgery. Selective referral of individuals who are less likely to receive care at such institutions may represent a health care priority intended to optimize outcomes across all population strata.