Social vulnerability linked to poorer outcomes after cancer surgery

Only about half of Medicare beneficiaries who underwent surgery for cancer achieved optimal outcomes, according to study results published in Journal of the American College of Surgeons.Social vulnerability appeared associated with poorer outcomes, and this association appeared most pronounced among “non-white” patients.“The key take-home message is that health care providers need to conceive of health care and the needs of their patients beyond the hospital and clinic,” study author Timothy Pawlik, MD, PhD, MPH, Urban Meyer III and Shelley Meyer chair for cancerRead More

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