Insurance, income, education tied to survival after lung cancer surgery

November 7, 2014 9:36 PM

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(Reuters Health) – - How long patients survive after surgery to remove lung cancer may depend on factors like insurance, income and education, according to a new study.

While the stage of the cancer is a more important influence on patient outcomes, the study’s senior author said understanding all of the factors tied to survival can identify groups of people who need more attention for quality improvement.

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