Interregional mobility, socio-economic inequality and mortality among cancer patients

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This paper investigates 3-years mortality after discharge in patients residing in Sicily (Italy) diagnosed with cancer among: colon, stomach, liver, and lungs, between 1/1/2010 - 31/12/2011. The effect of mobility and socio-economic status on mortality is evaluated through survival analysis approach. Results shows that out-of-region hospitalization is associated with higher survival time; no association of mortality with socio-economic status appears. The extent of patients’ mobility, and its relation with mortality raises regional policy considerations
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBook of Short Papers SIS 2020
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2020

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