Higher poverty linked to lower rates for surgical resection in colorectal liver metastasis

Patients in U.S. counties with higher poverty were less likely to undergo liver metastasectomy for colorectal liver metastasis, suggesting that access to surgery for complex gastrointestinal cancers may be affected by social determinants.“Despite its progress in prolonging survival among patients with colorectal liver metastasis (CRLM), this treatment is potentially being underutilized based on available data and estimates,” George Molina, MD, MPH, surgeon and health policy research at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and colleagues wrote in JAMA Network Open. “It isRead More

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