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Between 2004 and 2008, an estimated $7.5 billion was lost due to loss of productivity in individuals with cancer.

Tang D, Alberts D, Nevins R, Sullivan S, et al. Hospitalizations, and Productivity Associated with Cancer in U.S. Employer Settings. J Occup Env Med. 2012; 54(12): 1453-60. http://journals.lww.com/joem/Abstract/2012/12000/Health_Care_Expenditures,_Hospitalizations,_and.4.aspx

Reference

Title
Hospitalizations, and Productivity Associated with Cancer in U.S. Employer Settings
Publication
J Occup Env Med
Publication Date
2012
Authors
Tang D, Alberts D, Nevins R, Sullivan S, et al
Volume & Issue
Volume 54, Issue 12
Pages
1453-60
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

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