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Variation by Oncologist in Treatment Patterns of Adjuvant Chemotherapy for Colorectal Cancer and End-of-life Care for Colorectal Cancer Patients in Alberta, Canada

  • Author / Creator
    Hu, Weihong
  • Colorectal cancer is one of major public health concerns in Canada. Prior studies have demonstrated a substantial proportion of patients in Alberta with stage III colon or stage II/III rectal cancer did not receive guideline-recommended adjuvant chemotherapy. Certain patient factors related with not receiving adjuvant chemotherapy have been assessed. In this population-based study, we examined the relationship between oncologist and patients’ not receiving adjuvant chemotherapy and estimated the oncologist-specific probability for patient’s not receiving adjuvant chemotherapy. End-of-life (EOL) care forms an important component in cancer care continuum. Using validated quality indicators for EOL cancer care, we evaluated aggressiveness of EOL care in Alberta for patients who died of colorectal cancer in 2006-2009 and examined factors that were related to aggressive use of health care services at the EOL.

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  • Graduation date
    2012-11
  • Type of Item
    Thesis
  • Degree
    Master of Science
  • DOI
    https://doi.org/10.7939/R3GM81X3D
  • License
    This thesis is made available by the University of Alberta Libraries with permission of the copyright owner solely for non-commercial purposes. This thesis, or any portion thereof, may not otherwise be copied or reproduced without the written consent of the copyright owner, except to the extent permitted by Canadian copyright law.
  • Language
    English
  • Institution
    University of Alberta
  • Degree level
    Master's
  • Department
    • School of Public Health Sciences
  • Specialization
    • Epidemiology
  • Supervisor / co-supervisor and their department(s)
    • Yasui, Yutaka (Department of Public Health Sciences)
    • Winget, Marcy (Department of Public Health Sciences)
  • Examining committee members and their departments
    • Yasui, Yutaka (Department of Public Health Sciences)
    • White, Jonathan (Department of Surgical Oncology)
    • Winget, Marcy (Department of Public Health Sciences)