June 2013 Vol 4, No 3

Although it may be summer, which is known for being a time that employees take vacations, we all know that there is no vacation for our patients who have been diagnosed and are undergoing treatment for their cancer.
Continuing with our series of various unbranded offerings provided by pharmaceuticals and other companies that provide diagnostics and treatments for cancer patients, this list below comes from Merck.
Coordinating care; overcoming patient, provider, and health system barriers; and reducing delays across the care continuum have been long-standing challenges for healthcare managers.
Encompassing 420 counties in 13 states from southern New York to northern Mississippi, Appalachia is largely rural with a population characterized by a high poverty rate, a low educational level, a high rate of uninsurance or underinsurance, and limited access to healthcare. All pose substantial barriers to cancer screening, diagnosis, and treatment and are associated with increased cancer mortality.

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