Current Projects Using SEER-CAHPS Data

The following current projects are using SEER-CAHPS data under data use agreements, shared with permission from the listed Principal Investigators.

Project ID: 2023-061

Principal Investigator(s)
Thompson, Caroline
Project Title
Measuring Missed Opportunities in the Diagnosis of Gastrointesonal Cancers
Institution
University of North Carolina
Cancer Site(s)
Stomach, Colorectal, Liver & bile duct, Pancreas
Aims
1. SEER-Medicare patients experiencing a potentially avoidable delay in their cancer diagnosis will be identified as having longer than average symptomatic primary care intervals (after cancer stage and risk adjustment), or multiple (3+) symptom related primary care consultations before a specialist referral. Potentially avoidable delay, as a binary variable, will be classified by 2 ways:
1.1 based on extreme values the diagnostic interval (Z score) and
1.2 based on repeated visits for cancer related symptoms.
We will summarize this claims-based measure of “avoidable delay” using descriptive statistics, and model it as an independent predictor of cancer diagnosis in the emergency room (emergency presentation).

Project ID: 2022-060

Principal Investigator(s)
Liu, Jason
Project Title
Quality of Cancer Surgery and Association with Patient-Reported Experiences
Institution
Harvard Medical School
Cancer Site(s)
Stomach, Colorectal, Pancreas, Lung & Bronchus, Breast, Endocrine System, Thyroid
Aims
1. Examine clinical outcomes and long-term survival of operations performed on older adult patients for cancer and non-cancer and their association with PREs
2. Understand the relationship between the magnitude of cancer surgery (e.g., intrinsic operative risk, healthcare utilization, burden of home care needs) and PREs
3. Examine the association between adherence to cancer-specific quality measures currently used in national programs (e.g., American College of Surgeons [ACS] Commission on Cancer [CoC] Quality Measures, National Quality Forum [NQF] measures, Merit-based Incentive Payment System [MIPS], Medicare Physician Quality Reporting System [PQRS]) and PREs, specifically the influence of patient- (e.g., race/ethnicity, comorbidities, SCIBI), surgeon- (e.g., primary specialty, volume), and hospital-level (e.g., accreditation, volume, referral patterns, mergers & acquisitions) factors
4. Understand the association between thyroid cancer treatment, disparities, outcomes, survivorship, surveillance patterns, adherence to the 2015 American Thyroid Association Guidelines, and PREs among older adults

Project ID: 2022-057

Principal Investigator(s)
Nsiah-Jefferson, Laurie
Project Title
Race, place, and cancer care: an exploration of multilevel factors associated with racial and ethnic disparities in experience of care for older adults diagnosed with cancer.
Institution
University of Massachusetts, Boston
Cancer Site(s)
Breast, Prostate, Lung & Bronchus, Colorectal
Aims
1. The aim of this study is to investigate the relationship between multilevel factors (race/ethnicity, provider characteristics, and neighborhood) and experience of care. Following from this aim are three interrelated questions. The first question is whether non-Hispanic Black and non-Hispanic White adults diagnosed with cancer report different experiences with the care delivery process.

Project ID: 2022-054

Principal Investigator(s)
Farias, Albert
Project Title
Investigating Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Patient Experiences with Care and Outcomes for Older Adults with Colorectal Cancer and Comorbid Chronic Conditions
Institution
University of Southern California
Cancer Site(s)
Colorectal
Aims
1. To determine associations between patient experiences with care and health services use among Medicare beneficiaries diagnosed with CRC and comorbid chronic conditions.
1.1 To determine associations between patient experiences with care and having comorbid chronic conditions among all Medicare beneficiaries diagnosed with CRC.
1.2 To determine associations between patient experiences with care and changes in care use for comorbid chronic conditions after CRC diagnosis.
1.3: To determine associations between patient experiences with care and receipt of guideline concordant treatment for CRC among patients with and without comorbid chronic conditions.
1.4: To determine whether racial and ethnic differences in patient experiences with care are associated with health services use among Medicare beneficiaries diagnosed with CRC and comorbid chronic conditions.
2. To determine associations between patient experiences with care and clinical outcomes among Medicare beneficiaries diagnosed with CRC and comorbid chronic conditions.
2.1: To determine associations between patient experiences with care and mortality among Medicare beneficiaries with and without comorbid chronic conditions diagnosed with CRC.
2.2: To determine whether racial and ethnic differences in patient experiences with care are associated with clinical outcomes among Medicare beneficiaries diagnosed with CRC and comorbid chronic conditions.

Project ID: 2021-049

Principal Investigator(s)
Schrag, Deb
Project Title
Healthcare experience during active treatment phase and survival of colorectal cancer patients
Institution
Dana-Farber Institution
Cancer Site(s)
Colorectal
Aims
1. To describe the change in CAHPS patient experience measures including three composite measures (getting needed care, getting care quickly, provider communication) and three rating measures (for healthcare, personal doctor, and specialist) surveyed within 5 years after diagnosis of CRC over time, with adjustment to case-mix covariates and sociodemographic/clinical factors.
2. To describe the differences in stage-specific survival within 5 years over time of elderly CRC patients who were surveyed after CRC diagnosis.
3. To examine the association between CAHPS patient experience (3 composite measures and 3 rating measures as above) and stage-specific survival, with adjustment to case-mix adjustment variables as well as sociodemographic/clinical factors.

Project ID: 2021-048

Principal Investigator(s)
Connor, Avonne
Project Title
Evaluation of racial/ethnic disparities in healthcare utilization and quality of continued care in older women with breast cancer: A SEER-CAHPS study
Institution
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Cancer Site(s)
Breast
Aims
1. To examine racial/ethnic disparities in post-diagnosis access to care in addition to quality-of-care patterns among older women diagnosed with breast cancer overall and by calendar time.
1A. To evaluate racial/ethnic disparities in post-diagnosis access to care and quality of care patterns among older women diagnosed with breast cancer by sociodemographic characteristics, insurance status, and clinical factors (tumor characteristics, breast cancer treatments, comorbidities, and self-reported health status). 2. To examine the associations between access to care, quality of care patterns, and risk of breast cancer-specific and all-cause mortality among older women diagnosed with breast cancer overall, stratified by race/ethnicity, time since diagnosis, and tumor characteristics.

Project ID: 2020-047

Principal Investigator(s)
de Moor, Janet
Project Title
Medication nonadherence and patient cost responsibility for rural and urban cancer survivors
Institution
National Cancer Institute
Cancer Site(s)
Colorectal, Lung & bronchus, Breast, Cervix, Uterus, Ovary, Other female genital system, Prostate
Aims
1. Identify differences in prescription drug adherence by patient demographic and clinical characteristics. We hypothesize that prescription drug adherence will differ by patient characteristics.
2. Evaluate the association between specific, dollar amounts of patient cost responsibility and delays in filling or unfilled prescription drugs. We hypothesize that patients with higher cost responsibility will be at increased risk of prescription drug non-adherence.
3. Determine the moderation effect of rurality on the association between patient cost responsibility and delays in filling or unfilled prescription drugs. We hypothesize that risk for prescription drug non-adherence based on patient cost responsibility will be greater for patients living in rural areas when compared to those living in urban areas.

Project ID: 2020-046

Principal Investigator(s)
Brown, Richard
Project Title
Exploring the Pathway between Patient-Centered Communication (PCCM) and Adherence to Adjuvant Chemotherapy
Institution
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
Cancer Site(s)
Colorectal, Breast
Aims
1. Compare the rates and correlates of primary non-adherence and persistence to adjuvant chemotherapy (AC) guidelines among two of the most common cancer sites, breast and colon among older adults in a nationally representative sample,
2. Evaluate whether PCCM (a high provider communication rating) is associated with increased AC adherence in patients with breast and colon cancer diagnoses for which AC is recommended after accounting for covariates including patient demographics (e.g. age, gender, race, marital status, etc.), disease and treatment factors (e.g. co-morbidities, health status, treatment modality, etc.), and indicators of the patient experience (e.g. provider and care ratings),
3. Assess whether proximal outcomes of PCCM related to the patient experience (higher patient care ratings and higher general health and mental health status) are independently associated with increased AC adherence among patients with breast and colon cancer diagnoses for which AC is recommended after accounting for covariates.

Project ID: 2020-044

Principal Investigator(s)
McAlpine, Donna
Project Title
The effect of mental illness on outcomes among older women with breast cancer
Institution
University of Minnesota
Cancer Site(s)
Breast
Aims
1. We will analyze how breast cancer patients with a pre-existing diagnosis of mental illness rate their quality of care in the last 6 months compared to breast cancer patients without a pre-existing diagnosis of mental illness using SEER CAHPS data.
2. We will explore self-reported experiences of care, focusing on quality indicators such as timeliness of care, quality of doctor-patient communication, ease of access, and care coordination factors.
3. We will focus on the differences between any mental illness and severe mental illness, and will consider how race and socioeconomic status create unique intersectional points that may impact quality of care.

Project ID: 2020-040

Principal Investigator(s)
Sarwar, Ammar
Project Title
Patient reported experience and under-treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma - a SEER-CAHPS analysis
Institution
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Cancer Site(s)
Liver & bile duct
Aims
1. To evaluate differences in patient experience surveys between a) Patients with HCC who have completed a CAHPS survey within 6 months before their diagnosis b) Patients with HCC who completed a CAHPS survey after being diagnosed with HCC, and c) Patients with cirrhosis but without HCC who completed a CAHPS survey.
2. To evaluate differences in patient demographics and experiences with healthcare between patients with HCC who receive therapy and patients with HCC who do not receive any therapy.

Project ID: 2020-043

Principal Investigator(s)
Ricciardi, Rocco
Project Title
Longitude Caregiver and Health System Support in Colon & Rectal Cancer Specific Aims
Institution
Harvard
Cancer Site(s)
Colorectal
Aims
1. Identify the informal caregiver needs of colorectal cancer patients
1A. Determine the level of assistance colorectal cancer patients need.
1B. Determine which subgroup of patients (based on cancer diagnosis, treatment rendered, or patient characteristic) that require the most intensive needs.
2. Measure the satisfaction level with care coordination by formal caregivers.
2A. Determine the use and value of the Medicare extra help program.
2B. Assess the level of care coordination- availability of medical records, communication regarding results, communication across specialists as per treatment rendered.

Project ID: 2020-041

Principal Investigator(s)
Chenghui Li
Project Title
Disparities in care experiences and their impact on cancer-related treatments and healthcare utilization among older adults living with cancer
Institution
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Pharmacy
Cancer Site(s)
Prostate, bladder, kidney & renal pelvis, non-cancer
Aims
1. Assess disparities in care experiences among older adults living with prostate cancer, bladder cancer, and kidney cancer
2. Determine the impact of disparities in care experience on cancer-related treatments among older adults living with prostate cancer, bladder cancer, and kidney cancer
3. Evaluate the impact of disparities in care experience on healthcare utilization among older adults living with prostate cancer, bladder cancer, and kidney cancer

Project ID: 2020-039

Principal Investigator(s)
Hong, Alicia
Project Title
Patient Centered Care Experience and Cancer-related Health Outcomes
Institution
George Mason University
Cancer Site(s)
Colorectal, lung & bronchus, breast, prostate, pancreas, cervix
Aims
1. How does patient-centered care experience differ between social groups?
2. How does patient-centered communication affect patient’s health outcomes, comparing cancer patients and other chronic patients?
3. Does coordination of care differ between cancer survivors and other chronic patients?
4. Does access to care or access to information differ between patients of different health insurance or health plans and how these differences affect their health outcomes?

Project ID: 2020-038

Principal Investigator(s)
DiMartino, Lisa
Project Title
Associations of experiences with care and survival among individuals with cancer using the SEER-CAHPS dataset
Institution
RTI
Cancer Site(s)
Esophagus, Colorectal, lung & bronchus, breast, bladder, kidney and renal pelvis, prostate, liver & bile duct, pancreas, ovary
Aims
1. Describe characteristics of the study sample by experiences with care among Medicare fee-for-service (FFS) beneficiaries with cancer reported at diagnosis and key dependent variable (5-year survival) and other key variables that have been shown to influence associations between patient satisfaction and survival, including sociodemographics, clinical characteristics (e.g., self-reported health, cancer type, stage, co-morbidities, and health care utilization/expenditures).
2. Examine five-year survival among Medicare FFS beneficiaries with cancer as a function of experiences with care using a sequential modeling approach to assess the contribution of potential confounding variables.
3. Examine whether other key variables, including sociodemographic/clinical characteristics, moderate associations between experiences with care and survival among Medicare beneficiaries with cancer.

Project ID: 2019-032

Principal Investigator(s)
Halpern, Michael
Project Title
Effects of Care Experiences on Treatment Adherence and Outcomes among Women Diagnosed with Breast Cancer
Institution
National Cancer Institute
Cancer Site(s)
Breast
Aims
1. Among women with breast cancer who receive breast-conserving surgery, is there a significant association of care experience measures with (i) receipt of any radiation therapy and (ii) adherence to guideline-recommended course of radiation therapy?
2. Among women with breast cancer who receive mastectomy and who initiate radiation therapy, is there a significant association of care experience measures with adherence to guideline-recommended course of radiation therapy?
3a. Among women with breast cancer who receive breast conserving surgery or mastectomy and who subsequently initiate chemotherapy, is there a significant association of care experience measures with adherence to a guideline-recommended course of chemotherapy?
3b. Among women with HER2+ breast cancer who receive breast conserving surgery or mastectomy, is there a significant association of care experience measures with (i) receipt of any anti-HER2 therapy and (ii) adherence to a guideline-recommended course of anti-HER2 therapy?
4. Among women in both FFS Medicare and Medicare Advantage with breast cancer who receive breast conserving surgery or mastectomy, is there a significant association of care experience measures with duration of survival, and among women enrolled in FFS Medicare, is this association mediated by adherence to a guideline-recommended course of adjuvant therapy?

Project ID: 2018-030

Principal Investigator(s)
Jensen, Roxanne
Project Title
Patient Experiences of Care and Chemotherapy-Related Hospitalizations
Institution
National Cancer Institute
Cancer Site(s)
Oral cavity and pharynx, colorectal, lung & bronchus, breast, bladder, prostate, esophagus, stomach, pancreas, nose, nasal cavity, and larynx, ovary
Aims
To assess the relationship between patient experience (e.g., physician communication, experience with physicians, and access needed care/drugs) of care and chemotherapy-related hospitalizations and ED visits.

Project ID: 2019-033

Principal Investigator(s)
Lines, Lisa
Project Title
Effects of treatment for mental health on care experience ratings
Institution
RTI International
Cancer Site(s)
Oral cavity and pharynx, colorectal, stomach, liver and bile duct, pancreas, breast, bladder, kidney and renal pelvis, prostate, lung and bronchus
Aims
1. What percentage of Medicare CAHPS respondents with cancer over age 66 received a diagnosis or treatment for mood disorders within 5 years of cancer diagnosis?
2. What percentage of respondents with cancer diagnosed with/treated for mood disorders rated their mental health as fair or poor, and how does this compare to respondents with cancer who did not receive a diagnosis or treatment?
3. Does diagnosis/treatment for mood disorders modify, moderate, or mediate the relationship between worse self-rated mental health and lower care experience measures among respondents with cancer?

Project ID: 2019-034

Principal Investigator(s)
Calip, Gregory
Project Title
Differences in treatment, health care experience, and patient-reported outcomes in relation to breast cancer recurrence and survival: analyses from the SEER-CAHPS database
Institution
University of Illinois at Chicago
Cancer Site(s)
Breast
Aims
This study aims to investigate differences in treatment, health care experience, and patient-reported outcomes in relation to breast cancer recurrence and survival among elderly women with non-metastatic breast cancer. Specifically the study will determine the difference in health care experience and patient-reported outcomes among older breast cancer survivors according to whether or not they experienced second breast cancer events, including recurrence, second primary breast cancer and cancer-specific mortality.

Project ID: 2019-035

Principal Investigator(s)
He, Jinghua
Project Title
Patient Experience of Care in Elderly Breast Cancer Patients
Institution
Merck & Co. Inc.
Cancer Site(s)
Breast
Aims
1. Does Patient Experience Of Care (PEOC) in elderly breast cancer patients vary across different subgroups, including but not limited to:
a. Cancer characteristics at diagnosis, e.g., stage, grade, and molecular subtypes of estrogen receptor (ER), progesterone receptor (PR), and human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) (2010 and after).
b. Patient socio-demographics, e.g., age, racial/ethnic groups, education level, income level, Medicare coverage type (Fee-For-Service vs. HMO).
c. Other clinical factors, such as initial treatment modality and burden of comorbidities.
2. Is PEOC associated with survival outcomes, including both cancer-specific survival and overall survival?
3. Is PEOC associated with health care utilization (e.g., hospital admission, emergency room (ER) visit, outpatient visit) and associated costs?
4. Is PEOC associated with participation in Mammography Screening in elderly non-cancer women?

Project ID: 2019-036

Principal Investigator(s)
Mollica, Michelle
Project Title
Care Coordination in Older Adult Cancer Survivors
Institution
National Cancer Institute
Cancer Site(s)
Colorectal, lung & bronchus, breast, cervix, uterus, bladder, kidney and renal pelvis, prostate, skin (excl. basal and squamous), Lymphomas
Aims
1. Describe patient-reported care coordination among older adult cancer survivors; and
2. Examine sociodemographic and clinical predictors of care coordination scores

Project ID: 2018-024

Principal Investigator(s)
Cockburn, Myles
Project Title
Cancer treatment and patient-based experiences among racial/ethnic groups
Institution
University of Colorado Cancer Center
Cancer Site(s)
Colorectal, lung & bronchus, breast, prostate, oral cavity and pharynx, nose, nasal cavity, skin (excl. basal and squamous)
Aims
1: To determine the association between cancer treatment and patient-reported outcomes and mortality
1.1: To determine the association between overall health status, physical functioning, and mental or emotional health with cancer treatment.
1.2: To determine if there are racial/ethnic differences in patient-reported outcomes and whether the differences are explained by differences in cancer treatment.
1.3: To determine whether age and comorbidity status are stronger predictors of patient-reported outcomes than cancer treatment.
1.4 To determine whether racial/ethnic differences in patient-reported outcomes are associated with mortality.
2: To determine the association between patient-experiences with care and receipt/initiation of timely evidence-based treatment.
2.1: To determine the association between patient-experiences with a) the ability to get care quickly, b) the ability to get needed care, c) the ability to get prescription drugs, d) how well doctors communicate, e) how well medical care is coordinated, and f) global ratings of care and receipt of timely-evidence based cancer treatment.
2.2: To determine if there are racial/ethnic differences in patient-experiences with care and whether the differences explain disparities in receipt of evidence-based treatment.

Project ID: 2018-022

Principal Investigator(s)
LeMasters, Traci
Project Title
The Impact of Quality of Patient-Provider Communication on Smoking Cessation and Health Service Utilization among Older Survivors of Smoking Related Cancers
Institution
West Virginia University School of Pharmacy
Cancer Site(s)
Colorectal, lung & bronchus, breast, oral cavity and pharynx, nose, nasal cavity, Cervix, bladder, pancreas, esophagus, stomach, liver and bile duct, kidney and renal pelvis, other acute leukemia
Aims
1. To determine how receipt of smoking cessation advice in the past six months among current smokers is associated with patient perceptions of patient-provider communication among older survivors of smoking-related cancers;
2. To determine how patient perceptions of patient-provider communication is associated with health service utilization among older survivors of smoking-related cancers.

Project ID: 2018-028

Principal Investigator(s)
Friese, Christopher; Fauer, Alex
Project Title
Hematological Cancer Care Experiences and Patient-Reported Outcomes during Treatment and Survivorship: A SEER-CAHPS Analysis
Institution
University of Michigan School of Nursing
Cancer Site(s)
Leukemias, lymphomas
Aims
1: Examine how rural/urban residence and neighborhood poverty levels are associated with patient-reported access to care, and emergency department visits.
2: Examine racial and ethnic differences in patient-reported provider communication and care coordination experiences between Fee-for-Service and Managed Care enrollees.

Project ID: 2017-019

Principal Investigator(s)
Samuel, Cleo
Project Title
Evaluating the Contribution of Patient-Provider Communication and Cancer Diagnosis to Racial Differences in End-of-Life Care among Medicare Beneficiaries
Institution
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Cancer Site(s)
Colorectal, Breast, Prostate, Lung & bronchus, bladder
Aims
1: Assess racial differences in end-of-life care (i.e., hospice use, in-hospital death, ICU visit, number of ED visits or hospitalizations in the last 30 days of life) in a cohort of non-Hispanic Black and non-Hispanic White Medicare fee-for-service (FFS) beneficiaries with and without cancer.
2: Evaluate whether racial differences in CAHPS-measured provider communication mediates racial differences in end-of-life care in a cohort of non-Hispanic Black and non-Hispanic White Medicare fee-for-service (FFS) beneficiaries with and without cancer.
3. Evaluate whether cancer diagnosis moderates racial differences in end-of-life care outcomes among a cohort of non-Hispanic Black and non-Hispanic White Medicare fee-for-service (FFS) beneficiaries with and without cancer.

Project ID: 2017-019

Principal Investigator(s)
Smith, Angela
Project Title
Racial disparities in cancer treatment, patient-experiences with medical care, patient-reported outcomes, and mortality among cancer patients
Institution
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Cancer Site(s)
Colorectal, Breast, Prostate, Lung & bronchus, bladder
Aims
1. Evaluate the impact of processes (such as innovations) that may influence the patient experience with physicians, health plans and medical care – taking into account clinical (e.g. comorbid conditions) and sociodemographic (e.g., education, race) factors
2. Investigate how the patient experience impacts short- and long-term mortality and treatment-related morbidity
3. Compare how patient experience impacts HRQOL between cancer and non-cancer controls

Project ID: 2017-019

Principal Investigator(s)
Tan, Hung-Jui
Project Title
Health Status, Utilization of Cancer Therapies, and Outcomes
Institution
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Cancer Site(s)
Colorectal, Breast, Prostate, Lung & bronchus, bladder
Aims
1. To compare self-reported health data and health trajectory—change in comorbidity and functional burden over time—between patients with cancer and non-cancer controls.
2. To understand the relationship between these new health constructs and receipt of aggressive therapy for cancer.
3. To investigate the impact of self-reported health and health trajectory on cancer outcomes relative to age, comorbidity burden, and other established measures of functional health.

Project ID: 2017-017

Principal Investigator(s)
Farias, Albert
Project Title
Racial disparities in cancer treatment, patient-experiences with medical care, patient-reported outcomes, and mortality among cancer patients
Institution
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Public Health
Cancer Site(s)
Colorectal, Breast, Prostate
Aims
1: To determine the association between cancer treatment and patient-reported outcomes and mortality
1.1.: To determine the association between overall health status, physical functioning, and mental or emotional health with cancer treatment
1.2.: To determine if there are racial/ethnic differences in patient-reported outcomes and whether the differences are explained by differences in cancer treatment
1.3.: To determine whether age and comorbidity status are stronger predictors of patient-reported outcomes than cancer treatment

2: To determine the association between patient-experiences with care and receipt/initiation of timely evidence-based treatment and treatment adherence
2.1.: To determine the association between patient-experiences with a) the ability to get care quickly, b) the ability to get needed care, c) the ability to get prescription drugs, d) how well doctors communicate, e) how well medical care is coordinated, and f) global ratings of care and receipt of timely evidence-based cancer treatment and treatment adherence
2.2.: To determine if there are racial/ethnic differences in patient-experiences with care and whether the differences explain disparities in receipt of evidence-based treatment.

Project ID: 2017-015

Principal Investigator(s)
Halpern, Michael
Project Title
Patterns of survivorship care
Institution
RTI International, Temple University
Cancer Site(s)
Colorectal, lung & bronchus, breast, prostate.
Aims
To examine the influence of survivorship care patterns (predominantly from oncologists, predominantly from primary care physicians, or jointly from oncologists and primary care physicians) on satisfaction with health plans, physicians, and medical care among a large and diverse group of cancer survivors.

Project ID: 2017-014

Principal Investigator(s)
Lines, Lisa
Project Title
Illness Burden Index
Institution
RTI International, University of Massachusetts
Cancer Site(s)
Colorectal, lung & bronchus, breast, prostate.
Aims
1. What is the most predictive algorithm for measuring morbidity in the SEER-CAHPS data?
2. What is the burden of morbidity in the SEER-CAHPS population from 1997-2013, and how has it changed over time? and
3. How is the SEER-CAHPS morbidity measure associated with global ratings of care, personal doctor, and specialist doctor?

Project ID: 2016-009

Principal Investigator(s)
Lines, Lisa
Project Title
Comparison of patient satisfaction among dual (Medicare-Medicaid) eligible and non-dual eligible ...
Institution
RTI International
Cancer Site(s)
Colorectal, Lung & bronchus, Breast, Prostate, Non-Cancer
Aims
1. How do people with cancer who are covered by both Medicare and Medicaid (duals) differ from people with cancer who are covered by Medicare only (non-duals) in terms of experience with overall care, personal and specialist physicians, and health and prescription drug plans?
2. Do dual beneficiaries have significantly different problems from non-duals in terms of accessing care quickly, accessing needed care, and appropriate physician communication?

Project ID: 2017-016

Principal Investigator(s)
Pandya, Chintan
Project Title
Association between patient-centered care and appropriate end-of-life care outcomes in older cancer patients
Institution
University of Rochester Medical Center
Cancer Site(s)
Esophagus, Stomach, Colorectal, Pancreas, Lung & Bronchus, Breast, Ovary, Prostate, Bladder, Brain & other nervous system, Non-cancer
Aims
Is better patient-centered care (measured by patient experience, patient satisfaction, and care coordination) associated with appropriate end-of-life care processes/outcomes in cancer patients?
Last Updated: 26 Jan, 2024