A new study, just published in the journal Cancer, has found that men treated for prostate cancer in private hospitals were more than two and a half times more likely to be treated with radiation therapy than with surgery for their prostate cancer.
On the other hand, men treated at county hospitals were predominantly treated with surgery.
This is the first study showing a significant difference in treatment patterns for prostate cancer between private and county hospitals.
No clear explanation is readily available for this apparent difference.
More on this study can be found here.