Characteristics of urologists predict the use of androgen deprivation therapy for prostate cancer.

@article{Shahinian2007CharacteristicsOU,
  title={Characteristics of urologists predict the use of androgen deprivation therapy for prostate cancer.},
  author={Vahakn B. Shahinian and Yong-Fang Kuo and Jean L. Freeman and Eduardo Orihuela and James S Goodwin},
  journal={Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology},
  year={2007},
  volume={25 34},
  pages={5359-65}
}
PURPOSE We previously have reported wide variations among urologists in the use of androgen deprivation for prostate cancer. Using the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results-Medicare linked database, we examined how individual urologist characteristics influenced the use of androgen deprivation therapy. METHODS Participants included 82,375 men with prostate cancer who were diagnosed from January 1, 1992, through December 31, 2002, and the 2,080 urologists who provided care to them… CONTINUE READING

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