J Cancer Policy 2021 Dec 20;30:100306. Epub 2021 Sep 20.
Harvard Medical School, 260 Longwood Ave, Boston, MA, 02115, United States; Center for Surgery and Public Health, Department of Surgery, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, 1620 Tremont St Suite 2-016, Boston, MA, 02120, United States.
Background: This study investigated the effect of limited English proficiency on access to neuro-oncologic surgery. We compared rates of emergent/urgent admission and admission to high-volume hospitals for English and non-English primary language patients with brain neoplasms.
Methods: Using the AHRQ-HCUP New Jersey State Inpatient Database, we included patients 18-90 years old who underwent resection of a supratentorial primary brain tumor (PBT), meningioma (MA) or brain metastasis (BM) from 2009-2017. Read More