March 19th, 2010

Podcast 79: Prostate cancer, patients’ consultations, and the treatments they receive

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Patients who consult urologists only are more likely to get radical prostatectomy, and those who consult both urologists and radiation oncologists are more likely to get radiation. Those who see internists are more likely to receive watchful waiting. What are all these facts trying to tell us?

Our conversation is with the principal authors of a study of Medicare data that examines this issue.

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