An official American Thoracic Society systematic review: insurance status and disparities in lung cancer practices and outcomes.

@article{Slatore2010AnOA,
  title={An official American Thoracic Society systematic review: insurance status and disparities in lung cancer practices and outcomes.},
  author={Christopher G Slatore and David H. Au and Michael K Gould},
  journal={American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine},
  year={2010},
  volume={182 9},
  pages={1195-205}
}
RATIONALE Insurance coverage is an important determinant of access to care and is one potential cause of disparities in lung cancer care outcomes. OBJECTIVES We performed a systematic review of the available literature to examine the association between insurance status and lung cancer practices and outcomes. METHODS We searched multiple electronic databases through November 6, 2008 for studies that examined the association between lung cancer outcomes and insurance status. Two reviewers… CONTINUE READING