Morbidity and mortality of radical prostatectomy differs by insurance status (pages 1803–1810)
Quoc-Dien Trinh, Jan Schmitges, Maxine Sun, Jesse Sammon, Shahrokh F. Shariat, Kevin Zorn, Shyam Sukumar, Marco Bianchi, Paul Perrotte, Markus Graefen, Craig G. Rogers, James O. Peabody, Mani Menon and Pierre I. Karakiewicz
Article first published online: 25 AUG 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/cncr.26475
Within the Health Care Utilization Project Nationwide Inpatient Sample, we focused on radical prostatectomies performed within the 5 most contemporary years (2003-2007). Even after adjusting for confounding factors, patients with private insurance status have better outcomes than their counterparts with nonprivate insurance status.