Comparison of cancer care and outcomes between a public safety-net hospital and a private cancer center

Ulas Darda Bayraktar, Sean Warsch, Emerson Chen, Caio Max Rocha Lima, Denise Pereira

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Abstract

We compared the cancer outcomes and care-associated service defects between Jackson Memorial Hospital (ABC), a large public safety-net hospital, and Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center (XYZ), a private not-for-profit cancer center in patients with stage II-III colorectal cancer (CC) who received adjuvant chemotherapy (AC) and in patients with diffuse large B cell lymphoma (DLBCL). Colorectal cancer patients treated at ABC were more likely to have undergone urgent surgery. While in the CC cohort, three-year overall survival and relapse-free survival rates were significantly higher among patients treated at XYZ compared with those treated at ABC, there was no significant difference between patients treated for DLBCL in the two hospitals. Colorectal cancer patients treated at ABC were more likely to have undergone urgent surgery, to have delays before surgery or during chemotherapy, and to experience a system/patient-related service defect; whereas were less likely to complete a full course of AC.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1136-1149
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of health care for the poor and underserved
Volume24
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Colon cancer
  • Disparities
  • Lymphoma
  • Safety-net hospital
  • Treatment delay

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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