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Causes of financial burden on individuals with cancer

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Zafara S, Peppercorna J, Taylor D, Goetzingerd A, et al. The Financial Toxicity of Cancer Treatment: A pilot study assessing out-of-pocket expenses and the insured cancer patient’s experience. Oncologist. 2013; 18(4): 381-90. http://theoncologist.alphamedpress.org/content/18/4/381.abstract

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Title
The Financial Toxicity of Cancer Treatment: A pilot study assessing out-of-pocket expenses and the insured cancer patient’s experience
Publication
Oncologist
Publication Date
2013
Authors
Zafara S, Peppercorna J, Taylor D, Goetzingerd A, et al
Volume & Issue
Volume 18, Issue 4
Pages
381-90
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Economic Burden

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