Examining regional variation in the use of cancer screening in Germany.

@article{Vogt2014ExaminingRV,
  title={Examining regional variation in the use of cancer screening in Germany.},
  author={Verena Vogt and Martin Siegel and Leonie Sundmacher},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
  year={2014},
  volume={110},
  pages={
          74-80
        }
}
The detection of cancer in its early latent stages can improve a patient's chances of recovery and thereby reduce the overall burden of the disease. Cancer screening services are, however, only used by a small part of the population and utilization rates vary widely amongst the 402 German districts. This study examines to which extent geographic variation in the use of cancer screening can be explained by accessibility of these services and by spillover effects between adjacent areas, while… CONTINUE READING

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