Provider Continuity Prior to the Diagnosis of Advanced Lung Cancer and End-of-Life Care

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BACKGROUND Little is known about the effect of provider continuity prior to the diagnosis of advanced lung cancer and end-of-life care. METHODS Retrospective analysis of 69,247 Medicare beneficiaries aged 67 years or older diagnosed with Stage IIIB or IV lung cancer between January 1, 1993 and December 31, 2005 who died within two years of diagnosis. We… (More)
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0074690

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