Affluence and Private Health Insurance Influence Treatment and Survival in Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma.
De Camargo Cancela, Marianna
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CitationAffluence and Private Health Insurance Influence Treatment and Survival in Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma. 2016, 11 (12):e0168684 PLoS ONE
AbstractThe higher rate of emergency presentation, and consequent poorer survival, of uninsured patients, suggests they face barriers to early presentation. Social, educational and cultural factors may also discourage disadvantaged patients from consulting with early symptoms of NHL. Non-insured patients, who present later and have more emergency admissions would benefit from better access to diagnostic services. Older patients remain disadvantaged by sub-optimal treatment, treatment in non-specialist centres and emergency admission.