Disparities in Colorectal Cancer Treatment Delay Within Appalachia – The Role of For-Profit Hospitals
Discusses the timeliness of colorectal cancer (CRC) treatment in rural hospitals of the Appalachian regions of Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and North Carolina. Study uses data from the 2006-2008 Central Cancer Registry (CCR) as well as Medicare claims to identify delays between diagnosis and treatment in healthcare facilities with various funding models.
Eric E. Seiber, Fabian Camacho, Muhammad Fazal Zeeshan, et al.
Journal of Rural Health, 31(4), 382-391
Appalachia · Cancer · Health disparities · Healthcare quality · Hospitals · Statistics and data · Kentucky · North Carolina · Ohio · Pennsylvania