Financial Insolvency as a Risk Factor for Early Mortality Among Patients With Cancer.

  title={Financial Insolvency as a Risk Factor for Early Mortality Among Patients With Cancer.},
  author={Scott D. Ramsey and Aasthaa Bansal and Catherine R. Fedorenko and David K. Blough and Karen A. Overstreet and Veena Shankaran and Polly A. Newcomb},
  journal={Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology},
  volume={34 9},
  • S. Ramsey, A. Bansal, P. Newcomb
  • Published 19 September 2016
  • Medicine
  • Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
PURPOSE Patients with cancer are more likely to file for bankruptcy than the general population, but the impact of severe financial distress on health outcomes among patients with cancer is not known. METHODS We linked Western Washington SEER Cancer Registry records with federal bankruptcy records for the region. By using propensity score matching to account for differences in several demographic and clinical factors between patients who did and did not file for bankruptcy, we then fit Cox… 

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