Silver Book Fact

Prostate cancer accounts for more than $7 billion in spending annually.

Jacobs B, Zhang Y, Skolarus T, Hollenbeck B. Growth Of High-Cost Intensity-Modulated Radiotherapy For Prostate Cancer Raises Concerns About Overuse. Health Affairs. 2012; 31(4): 750-759

Reference

Title
Growth Of High-Cost Intensity-Modulated Radiotherapy For Prostate Cancer Raises Concerns About Overuse
Publication
Health Affairs
Publisher
Project HOPE
Publication Date
2012
Authors
Jacobs B, Zhang Y, Skolarus T, Hollenbeck B
Volume & Issue
Volume 31, Issue 4
Pages
750-759

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Economic Burden

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