Geographic access to cancer care in the U.S.

  title={Geographic access to cancer care in the U.S.},
  author={Tracy Onega and Eric J Duell and Xun Shi and Dongmei Wang and Eugene Demidenko and David C Goodman},
  volume={112 4},
BACKGROUND Although access to cancer care is known to influence patient outcomes, to the authors' knowledge, little is known regarding geographic access to cancer care, and how it may vary by population characteristics. This study estimated travel time to specialized cancer care settings for the continental U.S. population and calculated per capita oncologist supply. METHODS The closest travel times were estimated using a network analysis of the road distance weighted by travel speeds from… CONTINUE READING

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