PURPOSE: This study identifies factors associated with care engagement along the cancer survivorship care continuum for Floridians. METHODS: We identified patients from the OneFlorida Data Trust with a cancer diagnosis at any age and encounters from 2012-2020. Multivariable logistic regression models produced odds ratios (OR) predicting 1) any outpatient non-acute care visit, 2) cancer-related visit with any provider, 3) cancer-related visit with a cancer provider, and 4) survivorship visit with a cancer provider. Encounter-based independent variables were insurance, Social Deprivation Index quartile, and Rural Urban Continuum Area (adjusted for age, sex, race, ethnicity, and treatment). RESULTS: 662,489 survivors were included in the sample. Those with Medicaid and dual eligible status (Medicare and Medicaid) were more likely to have an outpatient visit (Medicaid OR 2.02, 95%CI 1.93-2.12; dual eligible 3.06, 2.91-3.22) or a cancer-related visit with a cancer provider (Medicaid 1.82, 1.77-1.86; dual eligible 1.32, 1.28-1.35), and less likely to have a survivorship visit (Medicaid 0.27, 0.26-0.28; dual eligible 0.20, 0.19-0.21). Uninsured survivors were less likely to have all visit types, while those with Medicare were more likely. Those from the most socially deprived areas were more likely to have an outpatient visit (1.09, 1.03-1.14) and less likely to have a cancer-related visit with any provider (0.90, 0.88-0.92) or a cancer provider (0.93, 0.91-0.95). Survivors from non-metropolitan areas were more likely to have an outpatient visit (1.38, 1.22-1.56), cancer-related visit (1.22, 1.16-1.28), cancer-related visit with a cancer provider (1.45, 1.39-1.52), and a survivorship visit (1.34, 1.22-1.48). CONCLUSIONS: Survivors who have public insurance are more likely to have outpatient visits, and those with Medicaid or dual eligible status are less likely to have survivorship visits. Uninsured status is consistently associated with lack of engagement across the care continuum. Those from areas with higher social deprivation are more likely to have outpatient visits, but less likely to have a cancer-related visit with or without a cancer provider. Survivors from non-metropolitan areas are more likely to engage in all visit types along the care continuum.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||1|
|Journal||Cancer epidemiology, biomarkers & prevention : a publication of the American Association for Cancer Research, cosponsored by the American Society of Preventive Oncology|
|State||Published - Jul 1 2022|
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