Breast Cancer among Socioeconomically Vulnerable Women in Vulnerable Places: Historical Evidence of Better Care in Canada than in the USA
Learning Areas:Advocacy for health and health education
Chronic disease management and prevention
Provision of health care to the public
Public health or related public policy
Social and behavioral sciences
Describe the strong association of poverty with breast cancer treatment inaccessibility in the USA. Describe the large protective effect of primary care in Canada. Discuss the much more equitable breast cancer care observed in Canada, especially in the most vulnerable places: high poverty neighborhoods and communities with low health care service endowments. Discuss implications for contemporary and future reforms of health care in the USA.
Keyword(s): Health Care Access, Affordable Care Act
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am a federally funded epidemiologist with more than 20 years of research experience in social epidemiology and international comparative health services research the results of which have been published in over 100 peer-reviewed articles.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
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