ATLANTA — The LexisNexis® Risk Solutions healthcare business has identified the breast cancer treatment facilities in the U.S. with the highest patient volumes, based on its analysis of annual patient volume data ending in June 2018. The volume data is derived from medical claims data and highlighted the following facilities:
LexisNexis maintains and analyzes data from more than 6 billion medical claims – quantifying patient volumes by clinical service line, care setting and procedure. The analysis also determined that California, Florida and New York have the highest volume of patients diagnosed with breast cancer in 2018 – all with 600,000 or more cases. The number of patients receiving the most common breast cancer treatments in these states are as follows:
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A graphic representation of the numbers can be found here.
“Insights like these can help health systems determine allocation of resources, identify ways to improve care management and help to track therapy and procedure utilization trends,” said Abbey Bernardi, director of market planning, LexisNexis Risk Solutions. “Understanding the market dynamics for medical conditions like cancer can help healthcare organizations in areas like strategic planning, physician outreach and population health management. It’s a powerful advantage for providers when they can quantify various conditions, as well as their treatments, from a national perspective all the way down to the healthcare providers and locations delivering care.”
Other important areas of analysis include referral patterns and affiliations. They can help transform key business work streams including marketing, sales, market research, network optimization and recruitment.
To learn more about LexisNexis research and analysis capabilities, visit https://risk.lexisnexis.com/products/marketview.
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LexisNexis® Risk Solutions includes seven brands that span multiple industries and sectors. We harness the power of data, sophisticated analytics platforms and technology solutions to provide insights that help businesses and governmental entities reduce risk and improve decisions to benefit people around the globe. Headquartered in metro Atlanta, Georgia, we have offices throughout the world and are part of RELX (LSE: REL/NYSE: RELX), a global provider of information-based analytics and decision tools for professional and business customers. For more information, please visit LexisNexis Risk Solutions and RELX.