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Net patient time costs during the initial phase of care ranged from $271 and $842 for melanoma of the skin and prostate cancer, respectively, to $5348 and $5605 for gastric and ovarian cancers, respectively. Net patient time costs for care during the last year of life ranged from $1509 for melanoma of the skin to $7799, $7435 and $7388 for gastric, lung, and ovarian cancers, respectively. In 2005, patient time costs for the initial phase of care were $2.3 billion.

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
  • Economic Burden

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