Disparity in cancer survival between urban and rural patients - how can clinicians help to reduce it?

Sabesan, S., and Piliouras, P. (2009) Disparity in cancer survival between urban and rural patients - how can clinicians help to reduce it? Rural and Remote Health, 9 (1146). pp. 1-5.

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Abstract

Many reasons for the disparity in survival of 5-7% between rural and urban cancer patients relate to government policies and funding issues. However rural healthcare workers, particularly medical practitioners, can make an impact on reducing this disparity with attention to factors such as reducing referral processing time, using telemedicine, and ensuring ongoing education of rural patients regarding risk factors and screening programs, among other strategies.

Item ID: 10699
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: cancer; cancer survival; cancer management; GPs; rural-urban cancer survival
ISSN: 1445-6354
Date Deposited: 29 Apr 2010 04:05
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1112 Oncology and Carcinogenesis > 111299 Oncology and Carcinogenesis not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9201 Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions) > 920102 Cancer and Related Disorders @ 40%
92 HEALTH > 9202 Health and Support Services > 920204 Evaluation of Health Outcomes @ 30%
92 HEALTH > 9205 Specific Population Health (excl. Indigenous Health) > 920506 Rural Health @ 30%
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