The Affordable Care Act: Impact on Ovarian Cancer Diagnosis With Anna Jo Smith, MD, MPH, MSc

The 2010 Affordable Care Act expanded access to health insurance for many Americans. In a study presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) 2019 Annual Meeting, Anna Jo Smith, MD, MPH, MSc, and Amanda Nickels Fader, MD, found that the Affordable Care Act led to earlier diagnosis and treatment of ovarian cancer. In this interview with i3 Health, Dr. Smith, a gynecology and obstetrics resident at Johns Hopkins Medicine, discusses the implications of her study's results. What led ...
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Ovarian Cancer: Affordable Care Act Increased Early Diagnosis

According to researchers, expanded access to health insurance as a result of the implementation of the 2010 Affordable Care Act (ACA) led to earlier diagnosis and treatment of ovarian cancer. For the study, results of which were presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) 2019 Annual Meeting, the investigators used a difference-in-differences approach to compare stage at diagnosis and time to treatment before and after the ACA between two groups of women with ovarian cancer: th...
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