Silver Book Fact

In 2007, the national average cost of chemotherapy drug
treatment was $111,000 annually per patient.

Fitch, Kate, Bruce Pyenson. Cancer Patients: Receiving Chemotherapy: Opportunities for better management; 2010. http://publications.milliman.com/research/health-rr/pdfs/cancer-patients-receiving-chemotherapy.pdf

Reference

Title
Cancer Patients: Receiving Chemotherapy: Opportunities for better management
Publication Date
2010
Authors
Fitch, Kate, Bruce Pyenson
URL
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  • Cost of Disease
  • Economic Burden

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