Persisting Gaps in Coverage and Services of Illinois Women Who Acquired Insurance After Implementation of the Affordable Care Act.

CONCLUSIONS: The results of this study suggest that many women who gained health insurance lacked adequate coverage and services. Safety-net programs will likely continue to play an essential role in supporting women as they navigate a complex system. PMID: 31170025 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Public Health Reports - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Public Health Rep Source Type: research

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Source: Headlines - Category: Radiology Source Type: news
CONCLUSIONS: Co-payments for preventive services discourage breast and cervical cancer screening among Medicaid enrollees. The effect is larger for breast cancer screening, which is costlier and requires an additional visit. Considering this evidence, cost sharing for preventive services may lead to adverse health consequences and greater long-term costs. PMID: 32059094 [PubMed - in process]
Source: The American Journal of Managed Care - Category: Health Management Authors: Tags: Am J Manag Care Source Type: research
ConclusionsThis study shows that the inequality gap in gynecological visits and preventive services for breast and cervical cancer in Roma women has persisted during the years studied (2006 and 2014), despite Spanish prevention policies.
Source: International Journal of Public Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
Abstract PURPOSE: The aim of this systematic review was to identify health or health belief factors associated with mammography attendance or with self-initiated medical help-seeking for breast cancer symptoms among women in Europe. METHODS: Five databases were searched for articles published between 2005 and 2018. Meta-analyses were conducted for 13 factors related to screening attendance and two factors associated with help-seeking behaviour. Where there were too few studies to include in the meta-analysis, a narrative synthesis was undertaken. RESULTS: Sixty-five studies were included. Never having ha...
Source: British Journal of Health Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Br J Health Psychol Source Type: research
Conclusions/interpretationOur findings suggest that women with diabetes have suboptimal breast, cervical and colorectal cancer screening rates, compared with women without diabetes, although the absolute differences might be modest. Given the increased risk of cancer in this population, higher quality prospective evidence is necessary to evaluate the contribution of diabetes to cancer screening disparities in relation to other patient-, provider- and system-level factors.RegistrationPROSPERO registration ID CRD42017073107.
Source: Diabetologia - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
Black women in Nova Scotia are less likely than white women to get mammograms and PAP tests that screen for breast and cervical cancer, a new review out of the University of Toronto has found.
Source: CBC | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Nova Scotia Source Type: news
This study aimed to determine the trend in the attendance for mammography screening during 2006–2014 and to identify the factors that are predictive for participation in it. The study sample consisted of 1941 women aged 50–64 years, who participated in five cross-sectional biennial postal surveys of Lithuanian Health Behavior Monitoring, carried out in independent national random samples. The attendance for screening was identified if women reported having had a mammogram within the last two years. The proportion of women attending the screening was continuously increasing from 20.0% in 2006 up to 65.8%...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
AbstractBackgroundBreast cancer is one of the leading cancers for women worldwide. Mammography is the most widely used to screen breast cancer, although it is inaccurate in young women or women with dense breasts in Korea and Asian countries. Since tumor cells are often under extremely high oxidative or hypoxia, it is widely accepted that Trx1 express high level in malignant cells. Trx1 as a biomarker in blood for breast cancer detection by studies of Trx1 gene and protein expression differences in many malignant tissues and bloods from various cancer patients. It has been shown that gene expression level of Trx1 was the h...
Source: Annals of Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Authors: Nisker J Abstract Dissolution of Canada's single-tiered health system is now before the Supreme Court of British Columbia and will soon be before the Supreme Court of Canada. If our Supreme Court justices are persuaded to dissolve the Canada Health Act, financially advantaged Canadians will be permitted to purchase privileged access to physicians, diagnostic tests, and surgical facilities. This queue jumping will diminish access for the socioeconomically disadvantaged, among whom women are overrepresented, including women living with disabilities, women of Indigenous heritage, and women who have recently i...
Source: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada : JOGC - Category: OBGYN Tags: J Obstet Gynaecol Can Source Type: research
Conclusion: Interobserver reliability in this study was excellent, indicating satisfactory team consistency in the classification of record pairs.
Source: Revista Brasileira de Epidemiologia - Category: Epidemiology Source Type: research
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