Breast cancer outcomes among older women: HMO, fee-for-service, and delivery system comparisons.

@article{LeeFeldstein2001BreastCO,
  title={Breast cancer outcomes among older women: HMO, fee-for-service, and delivery system comparisons.},
  author={Anna Lee-Feldstein and Paul J. Feldstein and Thomas C Buchmueller and Gale Katterhagen},
  journal={Journal of general internal medicine},
  year={2001},
  volume={16 3},
  pages={189-99}
}
OBJECTIVE To analyze the relationship of health insurance status and delivery systems to breast cancer outcomes--stage at diagnosis, treatment selected, survival--focusing on comparisons among women aged 65 or more having Medicare alone, Medicare/Medicaid, or Medicare with group model HMO, non-group model HMO, or private fee-for-service (FFS) supplement. DESIGN Retrospectively defined cohort from Sacramento, Calif, regional cancer registry. SETTING Thirteen-county region in northern… CONTINUE READING