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Patients without insurance have been reported to have less satisfactory health outcomes, and this has been attributed to a number of factors including access to health care and a greater burden of comorbid conditions. In the current retrospective analysis, short-term outcomes including surgical complications and in-hospital mortality were greater for uninsured or Medicaid recipient colorectal cancer patients (aged, 40-64 years) compared with those with private insurance.

Insurance Status Predicts Surgical Outcomes for Patients with Colorectal Cancer