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Men with prostate cancer spent 55.3 more hours receiving medical care in the first year after diagnosis, compared with similar people without cancer.

Yarbroff R, Davis W, Lamont E, Fahey A, et al. Patient Time Costs Associated with Cancer Care. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2007; 99(1): 14-23. http://jnci.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/abstract/99/1/14

Reference

Title
Patient Time Costs Associated with Cancer Care
Publication
J Natl Cancer Inst
Publication Date
2007
Authors
Yarbroff R, Davis W, Lamont E, Fahey A, et al
Volume & Issue
Volume 99, Issue 1
Pages
14-23
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

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