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The direct medical costs for cancer in 2011 were an estimated $88.7 billion:

  • 50 percent was for hospital outpatient or office-based provider visits
  • 35 percent was for inpatient hospital stays
  • 11 percent was for prescription medications

Medical Expenditure Panel Survey. http://meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/. Published 2015

Reference

Title
Medical Expenditure Panel Survey
Publisher
Agency for Health Care Policy and Research
Publication Date
Published 2015
Authors
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Economic Burden

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