New Lung Cancer Research Has Been Reported by Researchers at Chongqing Medical University (Lung Cancer-Specific Mortality Risk and Public Health Insurance: A Prospective Cohort Study in Chongqing, Southwest China): Oncology – Lung Cancer
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2022 MAY 17 (NewsRx) -- By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Insurance Daily News -- A new study on lung cancer is now available. According to news originating from Chongqing, People’s Republic of China, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, “ObjectiveThe incidence and mortality of lung cancer rank first among malignant tumors, and its long treatment cycle will bring serious economic burdens to lung cancer patients and their families. There are few studies on the prognosis of lung cancer and insurance policies.”
The news reporters obtained a quote from the research from Chongqing Medical University: “This article explores the relationship between the lung cancer-specific death and public health insurance, self-paying rate, and the joint effect of public health insurance and self-paying rate. Materials and MethodsA prospective longitudinal cohort study was conducted in Chongqing, China from 2013 to 2019. The selected subjects were patients with C33-C34 coded according to the tenth edition of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-10), aged 20 years or older. We conduct a subgroup analysis based on public health insurance types and self-paying rates. After following the inclusion and exclusion criteria, the chi-square test was used to describe the demographic and clinical characteristics of patients with different insurance types and different self-paying rates. Multivariate logistic regression was used to analyze the relationship between patients with different insurance types, self-paying rates, and lung cancer treatment methods. Finally, the Cox proportional hazard model and the competitive risk model are used to calculate the cumulative hazard ratio of all-cause death and lung cancer-specific death for different insurance types and different self-paying rate groups. ResultsA total of 12,464 patients with lung cancer were included in this study. During the follow-up period (median 13 months, interquartile range 5.6-25.2 months), 5,803 deaths were observed, of which 3,781 died of lung cancer. Compared with patients who received urban resident-based basic medical insurance (URBMI), patients who received urban employee-based basic medical insurance (UEBMI) had a 38.1% higher risk of lung cancer-specific death (Hazard Ratios (HRs) = 1.381, 95% confidence interval (CI): 1.293-1.476, P < 0.005), Compared with patients with insufficient self-paying rate, patients with a higher self-paying rate had a 40.2% lower risk of lung cancer-specific death (HRs = 0.598, 95% CI: 0.557-0.643, P < 0.005). Every 10% increase in self-paying rate of URBMI reduces the risk of lung cancer-specific death by 17.6%, while every 10% increase in self-paying rate of UEBMI reduces the risk of lung cancer-specific death by 18.0%.”
According to the news editors, the research concluded: “The National Medical Security Administration should, under the condition of limited medical insurance funds, try to include the original self-paid anti-tumor drugs into the national medical insurance coverage. This can not only reduce the mortality rate of lung cancer patients, but also reduce the family burden of lung cancer patients. On the other hand, high-risk groups should increase their awareness of lung cancer screening and actively participate in the national cancer screening project led by the state.”
For more information on this research see: Lung Cancer-Specific Mortality Risk and Public Health Insurance: A Prospective Cohort Study in Chongqing, Southwest China. Frontiers in Public Health, 2022,10. (Frontiers in Public Health - http://journal.frontiersin.org/journal/public-health). The publisher for Frontiers in Public Health is Frontiers Media S.A.
Our news journalists report that more information may be obtained by contacting Yuqi Wang, Department of Epidemiology and Health Statistics, School of Public Health and Management, Chongqing Medical University, Chongqing, People’s Republic of China. Additional authors for this research include Haike Lei, Xiaosheng Li, Wei Zhou, Guixue Wang, Anlong Sun, Ying Wang, Yongzhong Wu, Bin Peng. Our reports deliver fact-based news of research and discoveries from around the world.