Geographic Analysis of Urologist Density and Prostate Cancer Mortality in the United States

  title={Geographic Analysis of Urologist Density and Prostate Cancer Mortality in the United States},
  author={Nengliang Yao and Steven M. Foltz and Anobel Y Odisho and David C. Wheeler and Tina M Hernandez-Boussard},
  booktitle={PloS one},
CONTEXT Financial and demographic pressures in US require an understanding of the most efficient distribution of physicians to maximize population-level health benefits. Prior work has assumed a constant negative relationship between physician supply and mortality outcomes throughout the US and has not addressed regional variation. METHODS In this ecological analysis, geographically weighted regression was used to identify spatially varying relationships between local urologist density and… CONTINUE READING
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