Canadians With Cystic Fibrosis Outlive American Patients By 10 Years
The study suggests access to lung transplants and health insurance may play a role in the survival gap. Canadians survived longer than uninsured patients in the U.S. and those on Medicaid, but U.S. patients with private health insurance had similar life spans to Canadians.
The Associated Press:
Cystic Fibrosis Patients Surviving Longer In Canada Than US
Canadians with cystic fibrosis survive about 10 years longer than Americans with the same genetic disease, according to startling new research that raises questions about how to improve care. (3/13)
The Wall Street Journal:
Cystic-Fibrosis Patients In Canada Live A Decade Longer Than U.S. Patients, Study Says
The study’s researchers said they don’t know what accounts for the disparity, but a higher rate of lung transplants among Canadian patients and the country’s widely accessible health-care system may be among the factors. (Walker, 3/13)