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One in 12 Medicare fee-for-service dollars is spent on cancer care.

Stockdale H, Guillory K. Lifeline: Why cancer patients depend on Medicare for critical coverage. Washington, DC: American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network; 2013. http://www.acscan.org/content/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/2013-Medicare-Chartbook-Online-Version.pdf

Reference

Title
Lifeline: Why cancer patients depend on Medicare for critical coverage
Publication
ACS CAN Chartbook
Publisher
American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network
Publication Date
2013
Authors
Stockdale H, Guillory K
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Economic Burden

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