Title: The outcomes of the inpatient treatment for breast cancer and prostate cancer among medicare recipients and non-medicare recipients

Authors: Khaled S. Alqahtani

Addresses: Department of Health Informatics, The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, 65 Bergen Street, Newark, NJ 07107, USA; Ministry of Higher Education, P.O. Box 225085, Riyadh, 11153, Saudi Arabia

Abstract: This paper goal is to compare the outcomes of the inpatient treatment for breast cancer and prostate cancer among medicare recipients to that of non-medicare recipients by age, race/ethnicity, and income. Analysing patients' data to find the factor that has a significant impact on the outcome by using general liner model with multiple comparison tests. Elderly age has shown a quite significant impact on the outcomes for both types of cancer and also for the medicare recipients and non-medicare recipients. Race and income have also shown significant impact on the outcomes in some cases.

Keywords: prostate cancer; breast cancer; medicare; non-medicare; inpatient treatment; age; race; ethnicity; income; treatment outcomes.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMEI.2014.058532

International Journal of Medical Engineering and Informatics, 2014 Vol.6 No.1, pp.74 - 85

Available online: 26 Dec 2013 *

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