A long-term study of about 164,000 adults with eight common cancers suggests that patients diagnosed and treated within an integrated healthcare system such as Kaiser Permanente may have a better chance of survival than those diagnosed in hospitals served by traditional health insurance plans. The study, co-authored by Reina Haque, PhD, KPSOM Professor of Health System Science and a cancer epidemiologist with the Kaiser Permanente Southern California Department of Research & Evaluation, surveyed patients diagnosed and treated from 2009 to 2014 and followed their post-treatment progress through 2017. The data further showed that among the cancer patients diagnosed and treated in more traditional, non-integrated healthcare systems, the risk of death was 14 percent higher among African Americans and 23 percent higher among Latinos.
From American Journal of Managed Care
Integrated health systems may have better cancer survival rates
Long-term study shows lower overall mortality among cancer patients, especially Black and Latinx