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Costs for cancer therapy, which reached $104 billion in 2006, are now projected to rise to $173 billion in 2020.

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
  • Future Economic Burden

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