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October 7, 2014

Race/Ethnicity and Insurance-Based Disparities in Financial Burden After Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation (HCT)

By OHDR Admin

Nandita Khera, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Sunny Kim, Ph.D.
Julie McNulty, Ph.D.
Edna Ramos


Financial health is emerging as an important component of cancer survivorship. Racial and ethnic minority patients have been shown to be most vulnerable to privations and financial decline attributable to cancer, even after adjustment for income, education and employment. Patients with Medicare and Medicaid may have higher financial burden from cost-sharing.

This pilot study will evaluate the impact of race/ethnicity and insurance on financial distress in a cohort of HCT survivors at the Scottsdale, Arizona, campus of Mayo Clinic.

A combination of quantitative and qualitative research methods will be used to collect in-depth data about reasons for financial distress and possible steps to address them.

Tags: Arizona project, health disparities, Julie McNulty Ph.D., Mayo Clinic, Nandita Khera Ph.D., project, Projects, Sunny Kim Ph.D.

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