Quality of prostate cancer care among rural men in the Veterans Health Administration.

@article{Skolarus2013QualityOP,
  title={Quality of prostate cancer care among rural men in the Veterans Health Administration.},
  author={Ted A. Skolarus and Stephanie Chan and Jeremy B. Shelton and Anna Liza Malazarte Antonio and Anne Sales and Jennifer L. Malin and Christopher S. Saigal},
  journal={Cancer},
  year={2013},
  volume={119 20},
  pages={
          3629-35
        }
}
BACKGROUND Patient travel distances, coupled with variation in facility-level resources, create barriers for prostate cancer care in the Veterans Health Administration integrated delivery system. For these reasons, the authors investigated the degree to which these barriers impact the quality of prostate cancer care. METHODS The Veterans Affairs Central Cancer Registry was used to identify all men who were diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2008. Patient residence was characterized using Rural… CONTINUE READING
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