April 20: Emergency Department Use by Recently Diagnosed Cancer Patients in California

Background Improving the quality of cancer care and reducing preventable health system use are goals of increasing importance to health practitioners and policy makers. Emergency department (ED) visits are often cited as a source of preventable health system use, however, few studies have described the incidence of ED use by recently diagnosed cancer patients in population-based samples, and no study has addressed the full spectrum of cancer types.

Read the full article on The Journal of Community and Supportive Oncology here.