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Interregional mobility, socio-economic inequality and mortality among cancer patients

  • Authors: Rubino, C; Ferrante, M; Abbruzzo, A; Fantaci, G; Scondotto, S.
  • Publication year: 2020
  • Type: Contributo in atti di convegno pubblicato in volume
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This paper investigates 3-years mortality after discharge in patients residing in Sicily (Italy) diagnosed with cancer among: colon, stomach, liver, and lungs, between 1/1/2010 - 31/12/2011. The effect of mobility and socio-economic status on mortality is evaluated through survival analysis approach. Results shows that out-of-region hospitalization is associated with higher survival time; no association of mortality with socio-economic status appears. The extent of patients’ mobility, and its relation with mortality raises regional policy considerations