Silver Book Fact

In 2007, the national average cost of chemotherapy drug
treatment was $111,000 annually per patient.

Fitch K, Pyenson B. Cancer Patients Receiving Chemotherapy: Opportunities for better management; 2010. https://us.milliman.com/en/insight/research/health/cancer-patients-receiving-chemotherapy-opportunities-for-better-management/

Reference

Title
Cancer Patients Receiving Chemotherapy: Opportunities for better management
Publication Date
2010
Authors
Fitch K, Pyenson B
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Economic Burden

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