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People diagnosed with cancer are at a higher risk of bankruptcy than those without a cancer history.

Ramsey, S, D Blough, A Kirchoff, K Kreizenbeck, C Fedorenko, et al. Washington State Cancer Patients Found to Be at Greater Risk for Bankruptcy than People without a Cancer Diagnosis. Health Aff. 2013; 32(6): 1143-52. http://content.healthaffairs.org/content/early/2013/05/14/hlthaff.2012.1263.short

Reference

Title
Washington State Cancer Patients Found to Be at Greater Risk for Bankruptcy than People without a Cancer Diagnosis
Publication
Health Aff
Publication Date
2013
Authors
Ramsey, S, D Blough, A Kirchoff, K Kreizenbeck, C Fedorenko, et al.
Volume & Issue
Volume 32, Issue 6
Pages
1143-52
URL
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  • Cost of Disease
  • Economic Burden

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