Referral and treatment patterns among patients with stages III and IV non-small-cell lung cancer.

Publication Type:

Journal Article

Source:

Journal of oncology practice / American Society of Clinical Oncology, Volume 9, Issue 1, p.42-50 (2013)

Keywords:

2013, Clinical Research Division, May 2013, Public Health Sciences Division

Abstract:

Little is known about how referrals to different cancer specialists influence cancer care for non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Among Medicare enrollees, we identified factors of patients and their primary care physician that were associated with referrals to cancer specialists, and how the types of cancer specialists seen correlated with delivery of guideline-based therapies (GBTs).