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Oncologists spent 3 minutes less with minority patients on scan results

Smith CB et al. PallOnc 2018, Abstract 19

Key clinical point: Oncologists spent on average 3 minutes less with minority patients than with nonminority patients discussing a scan result related to an advanced cancer.

Major finding: Adjusted discussion time was 13.5 minutes for minority patients versus 16.5 minutes for nonminority patients.

Study details: Analysis of audio recordings of discussions between 142 patients and 22 oncologists at four hospitals.

Disclosures: The research was supported by the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute. The presenting author reported honoraria and a consulting or advisory role with Teva.

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Smith CB et al. PallOnc 2018, Abstract 19.

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