Archive of Cancer

Factors Associated with Adherence to Chemotherapy Guidelines in Patients with Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

February, 2013

Lack of access to a vehicle was associated with the underuse of chemotherapy. Even in non-rural populations, transportation barriers are associated with the underuse of chemotherapy. Given the effectiveness of modern chemotherapy for palliation and prolonged survival, patients without reliable transportation may not have lived as long as those with reliable transportation.


R.G. Salloum, T.J. Smith, G.A. Jensen, and J.E. Lafata.

Cost-Effectiveness of Access to Nonemergency Medical Transportation

January, 2006

For the five preventive conditions examined (including two types of cancer screening), it was determined that the provision of increased access to NEMT for the transportation-disadvantaged population is cost-effective for all five, because projected improvements in life expectancy and quality of life are large enough to justify the net cost increases.


Richard Wallace, Paul Hughes-Cromwick, and Hillary Mull