Access to bone marrow transplantation for leukemia and lymphoma: the role of sociodemographic factors.

@article{Mitchell1997AccessTB,
  title={Access to bone marrow transplantation for leukemia and lymphoma: the role of sociodemographic factors.},
  author={Jean M Mitchell and Kenneth R. Meehan and Jian Kong and Kevin A. Schulman},
  journal={Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology},
  year={1997},
  volume={15 7},
  pages={2644-51}
}
PURPOSE Use of bone marrow transplantation (BMT), a complex, costly treatment for many forms of cancers, has increased significantly in recent years. The increasingly competitive health care marketplace raises concerns about patient access to costly medical procedures such as BMT. We attempted to evaluate patient access to BMT for the treatment of leukemias and lymphomas. METHODS We analyzed inpatient hospital discharge data from four states (California, Maryland, Massachusetts, and New York… CONTINUE READING

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