Journal article

Differences in treatment choices for localised prostate cancer diagnosed in private and public health services

Luc te Marvelde, Roger L Milne, Colin J Hornby, Adam B Chapman, Graham G Giles, Ian E Haines

The Medical Journal of Australia | WILEY | Published : 2020

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To compare treatments for localised prostate cancer for men diagnosed in private and public health services in Victoria. DESIGN: Retrospective analysis of Victorian Cancer Registry data linked to population-based administrative health datasets. SETTING, PARTICIPANTS: 29 325 Victorian men diagnosed with prostate cancer during 2011-2017. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Proportions of men in private and public health services receiving radical prostatectomy (with or without curative radiation therapy) or curative external beam radiation therapy alone within 12 months of diagnosis. RESULTS: After adjusting for age, tumour classification and comorbidity, men diagnosed in private health services..

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