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Cancer patients in the U.S. experience greater survival gains than those in European countries, and the value of additional gains exceeds the additional cost of care in the U.S.

Philipson, T, M Eber, D Lakdawalla, M Corral, R Conti, and D Goldman. An Analysis of Whether Higher Health Care Spending is ?Worth it? in the Case of Cancer. Health Affairs. 2012; 31(4): 667-75. http://content.healthaffairs.org/content/31/4/667.abstract

Reference

Title
An Analysis of Whether Higher Health Care Spending is ?Worth it? in the Case of Cancer
Publication
Health Affairs
Publication Date
2012
Authors
Philipson, T, M Eber, D Lakdawalla, M Corral, R Conti, and D Goldman
Volume & Issue
Volume 31, Issue 4
Pages
667-75
URL
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