Disparities in the initial presentation of differentiated thyroid cancer in a large public hospital and adjoining university teaching hospital.

@article{Lim2012DisparitiesIT,
  title={Disparities in the initial presentation of differentiated thyroid cancer in a large public hospital and adjoining university teaching hospital.},
  author={Irene Isabel Payad Lim and Tsivia Hochman and Sheila Nafula Blumberg and Kepal Narendra Patel and Keith Stuart Heller and Jennifer Braemar Ogilvie},
  journal={Thyroid : official journal of the American Thyroid Association},
  year={2012},
  volume={22 3},
  pages={269-74}
}
BACKGROUND Healthcare disparities associated with insurance and socioeconomic status have been well characterized for several malignancies, such as lung cancer. To assess whether there are healthcare disparities in thyroid cancer, this study evaluated the stage on initial presentation of patients with differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC) in a public versus university teaching hospital. METHODS A retrospective chart review was performed to identify patients with a new diagnosis of DTC from… CONTINUE READING

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