Cathy J. Bradley, Bassam Dahman and Harry D. Bear Insurance and inpatient care Cancer 118
Article first published online: 13 MAR 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/cncr.27508
Health insurance affects the need for health care and the amount of health care received. Uninsured and Medicaid-insured patients with lung and colon cancer who undergo resection have longer lengths of stay and higher inpatient costs than privately insured patients; however, patients with breast cancer who do not have private insurance have shorter lengths of stay when they do not undergo breast reconstruction.
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