Race, Insurance Status, Influence Treatment of Ovarian Cancer

A study of more than 47,000 women with ovarian cancer found that uninsured and Medicaid patients were less likely to receive the standard of care. Additionally, women who were African American, Hispanic or had more comorbidities or who were treated at a community hospital were less likely to get the standard of care.

Some disparities may not be due to bias, but because of a patient’s unique needs.

The abstract is available here

An article on the study is available here