Silver Book Fact

Between 1990 and 2007 the overall death rates from cancer declined 22% for men and 14% for women.

Newcomer, Lee N. Changing Physician Incentives For Cancer Care To Reward Better Patient Outcomes Instead Of Use Of More Costly Drugs. Health Affairs. 2012; 31(4): 780-785

Reference

Title
Changing Physician Incentives For Cancer Care To Reward Better Patient Outcomes Instead Of Use Of More Costly Drugs
Publication
Health Affairs
Publisher
Project HOPE
Publication Date
2012
Authors
Newcomer, Lee N.
Volume & Issue
Volume 31, Issue 4
Pages
780-785

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Prevalence & Incidence

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