Influence of socioeconomic status on childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia treatment in Indonesia.

@article{Mostert2006InfluenceOS,
  title={Influence of socioeconomic status on childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia treatment in Indonesia.},
  author={Saskia Mostert and Mei Neni Sitaresmi and Chad M M Gundy and Sutaryo and Anjo J. P. Veerman},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={2006},
  volume={118 6},
  pages={e1600-6}
}
OBJECTIVE A major reason for poor survival of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia in developing countries is treatment refusal or abandonment. This can be associated with parental socioeconomic status and attitudes of health care providers. Our study examined the influence of 2 socioeconomic status determinants, parental income and education, on treatment in an Indonesian academic hospital. METHODS Medical charts of 164 patients who received a diagnosis of acute lymphoblastic leukemia… CONTINUE READING

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