Silver Book Fact

Cancer is the highest-cost diagnosis in terms of out-of-pocket spending.

Neumann, Peter J., Sarah K. Bliss, and James D. Chambers. Therapies For Advanced Cancers Pose A Special Challenge For Health Technology Assessment Organizations In Many Countries. Health Affairs. 2012; 31(4): 700-708

Reference

Title
Therapies For Advanced Cancers Pose A Special Challenge For Health Technology Assessment Organizations In Many Countries
Publication
Health Affairs
Publisher
Project HOPE
Publication Date
2012
Authors
Neumann, Peter J., Sarah K. Bliss, and James D. Chambers
Volume & Issue
Volume 31, Issue 4
Pages
700-708

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Economic Burden

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