The impact of the affordable care act on breast cancer care in the USA: A multi-institutional analysis

Jessica Maxwell, Oleg Shats, Joshua Aldridge, Elizabeth Lyden, Amy Krie, Richard Conklin, Kenneth Manning, Rabih Fahed, Irfan Vaziri, Ruby Anne E. Deveras, Zubeena Mateen, Kate Crow, Vince Bjorling, Joseph T. Meschi, Stephen Makoni, Flavio Kruter, Kenneth Cowan

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Abstract

There are less data available on the effect of the ACA on breast cancer care beyond the screening level. A retrospective review at participating iCaRe2/BCCR institutions was completed before and after ACA. Post-ACA, patients were older, more urban, and more likely to be insured through Medicaid. Increased imaging use was noted post-ACA. These patients were less likely to be diagnosed with late-stage cancers, received fewer mastectomies, and were more likely to have radiation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)948-952
Number of pages5
JournalBreast Journal
Volume25
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2019

Keywords

  • affordable care act
  • breast cancer
  • cancer disparities

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine
  • Surgery
  • Oncology

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    Maxwell, J., Shats, O., Aldridge, J., Lyden, E., Krie, A., Conklin, R., Manning, K., Fahed, R., Vaziri, I., Deveras, R. A. E., Mateen, Z., Crow, K., Bjorling, V., Meschi, J. T., Makoni, S., Kruter, F., & Cowan, K. (2019). The impact of the affordable care act on breast cancer care in the USA: A multi-institutional analysis. Breast Journal, 25(5), 948-952. https://doi.org/10.1111/tbj.13373