Silver Book Fact

In one study, 42 percent of participants reported a significant financial burden. As a result:

  • 68 percent cut back on leisure activities
  • 46 percent reduced spending on food and clothing
  • 46 percent used their savings to help cover out-of-pocket expenses
  • 20 percent took less than the prescribed amount of medication
  • 19 percent partially filled a prescription
  • 24 percent avoided filling prescriptions

Zafara, S, J Peppercorna, D Schragb, D Taylor, A Goetzingerd, et al. The Financial Toxicity of Cancer Treatment: A pilot study assessing out-of-pocket expenses and the insured cancer patient’s experience. Oncologist. 2013; 18(4): 381-90. http://theoncologist.alphamedpress.org/content/18/4/381.abstract

Reference

Title
The Financial Toxicity of Cancer Treatment: A pilot study assessing out-of-pocket expenses and the insured cancer patient’s experience
Publication
Oncologist
Publication Date
2013
Authors
Zafara, S, J Peppercorna, D Schragb, D Taylor, A Goetzingerd, et al.
Volume & Issue
Volume 18, Issue 4
Pages
381-90
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Economic Burden

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