Silver Book Fact

Cancer patients in the U.S. experience greater survival gains than those in European countries, and the value of additional gains exceeds the additional cost of care in the U.S.

Philipson, T, M Eber, D Lakdawalla, M Corral, R Conti, and D Goldman. An Analysis of Whether Higher Health Care Spending is ?Worth it? in the Case of Cancer. Health Affairs. 2012; 31(4): 667-75. http://content.healthaffairs.org/content/31/4/667.abstract

Reference

Title
An Analysis of Whether Higher Health Care Spending is ?Worth it? in the Case of Cancer
Publication
Health Affairs
Publication Date
2012
Authors
Philipson, T, M Eber, D Lakdawalla, M Corral, R Conti, and D Goldman
Volume & Issue
Volume 31, Issue 4
Pages
667-75
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Innovative Medical Research
  • Economic Value

Related Facts

  • The increase in the stock of cancer drugs from 1975 to 1995 accounted for about 50 to 60 percent of the increase in age-adjusted survival rates in the first 6…  
  • The 5-year survival rate for localized breast cancer, is 98%–an 18% increase since the 1950s.  
  • In the U.S., new cancer drugs have increased life expectancy at birth by 10.7%.  
  • The 1-year survival rate for lung cancer has increased from 37% in 1975 to 42% in 1999-2001, largely because of improvements to surgical techniques and with combined therapies.  
  • The 5-year survival rate for cancer has gone up 40 percent in the last 40 years.