Referrals among cancer services organizations serving underserved cancer patients in an urban area

Jenine K. Harris, Julianne Cyr, Bobbi J. Carothers, Nancy B. Mueller, Victoria V. Anwuri, Aimee I. James

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Abstract

Significant racial, socioeconomic, and geographic disparities exist nationwidein cancer screenings, treatments, and outcomes. Differences in health and social service provision and utilization may contribute to or exacerbate these disparities. We evaluated the composition and structure of a referral network of organizations providing services to underserved cancer patients in an urban area in 2007. We observed a need for increased awareness building among provider organizations, broader geographic coverage among organizations, and increased utilization of tobacco cessation and financial assistance services.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1248-1252
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican journal of public health
Volume101
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2011

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