UMass Chan Medical School Faculty Publications

Title

Young Adult Populations Face Yet Another Barrier to Care With Insurers: Limited Access to Proton Therapy

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Radiation Oncology

Publication Date

2021-08-01

Document Type

Editorial

Disciplines

Health Services Administration | Oncology | Radiation Medicine

Abstract

Gaps in care and insurance coverage occur as young adults transition from students to employees, and coverage may be inadequate for an unanticipated health care event such as trauma or malignancy. Multiple oncology clinical investigators have identified challenges in enrolling adolescent and young adult patients into clinical trials. The challenges are multifactorial and center on the access to clinical care providers and their understanding of available clinical trials.

DOI of Published Version

10.1016/j.ijrobp.2021.03.028

Source

FitzGerald TJ. Young Adult Populations Face Yet Another Barrier to Care With Insurers: Limited Access to Proton Therapy. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2021 Aug 1;110(5):1505-1507. doi: 10.1016/j.ijrobp.2021.03.028. PMID: 34273324. Link to article on publisher's site

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Link to Article in PubMed

Journal/Book/Conference Title

International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics

PubMed ID

34273324

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