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In 2010, cancer patients accounted for 29.2 million office , hospital outpatient, and emergency department visits.

National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey: 2010 Summary Tables, Table 13. http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/cancer.htm. Published 2010

Reference

Title
National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey: 2010 Summary Tables, Table 13
Publication Date
Published 2010
Authors
National Center for Health Statistics
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

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