Published in Health Insurance Week, October 11th, 2009
"We examined the role of hospital factors in racial differences in late mortality after surgery for breast or colon cancer. Patients undergoing surgery after new diagnosis of breast or colon cancer were identified using the Surveillance Epidemiology and End Results - Medicare linked database ( 1995 to 2005). The main outcome measure was mortality at 5 years. Proportional hazards models were used to assess relationships between race and late mortality,...
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