Differences in treatment choices for localised prostate cancer diagnosed in private and public health services

Stephen Mark, Prem Rashid, Peter Heathcote and Kamran Zargar Shoshtari
Med J Aust 2021; 214 (10): . || doi: 10.5694/mja2.51081
Published online: 7 June 2021

To the Editor: In the retrospective study by te Marvelde and colleagues,1 the proportions of men in public and private health services receiving radical prostatectomy and curative external beam radiation therapy were examined in a multivariable logistic regression analysis. However, only age, International Society of Urological Pathology (ISUP) tumour grade, and comorbidity were studied.

  • Stephen Mark1
  • Prem Rashid2
  • Peter Heathcote3
  • Kamran Zargar Shoshtari4

  • 1 Christchurch Hospital, Christchurch, New Zealand
  • 2 University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW
  • 3 Australian Prostate Cancer Research Centre Queensland, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, QLD
  • 4 University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand


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