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LexisNexis Risk Solutions Identifies Breast Cancer Treatment Facilities in the U.S. with the Highest Patient Populations

California, Florida and New York have highest volumes of patients with breast cancer diagnoses


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:

  • Cleveland Clinic Foundation – Cleveland, Ohio
  • Dana-Farber Cancer Institute – Boston, Mass.
  • El Paso Cancer Treatment Center – El Paso, Texas
  • Massachusetts General Hospital – Boston, Mass.
  • Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center – New York, N.Y.
  • Methodist University Hospital – Memphis, Tenn.
  • Northside Hospital – Atlanta, Ga.
  • University of Kansas Hospital – Kansas City, Kan.
  • University of Michigan Health System – Ann Arbor, Mich.
  • University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center – Houston, Texas

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:

State Radiation Therapy Mastectomy Infused Chemotherapy
California 17,476 15,492 17,651
Florida 14,211 17,148 15,021
New York 15,513 13,709 18,590

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.

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About LexisNexis Risk Solutions
LexisNexis® Risk Solutions harnesses the power of data, sophisticated analytics platforms and technology solutions to provide insights that help businesses across multiple industries 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.

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