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Three million cancer patients remain active in the workplace during their treatment, and incur 33 million days of disability each year.

Tang, D, D Alberts, R Nevins, S Sullivan, and G Skrepnek. Health Care Expenditures, Hospitalizations, and Productivity Associated with Cancer in U.S. Employer Settings. J Occup Env Med. 2012; 54(12): 1453-60. http://journals.lww.com/joem/Abstract/2012/12000/Health_Care_Expenditures,_Hospitalizations,_and.4.aspx

Reference

Title
Health Care Expenditures, Hospitalizations, and Productivity Associated with Cancer in U.S. Employer Settings
Publication
J Occup Env Med
Publication Date
2012
Authors
Tang, D, D Alberts, R Nevins, S Sullivan, and G Skrepnek
Volume & Issue
Volume 54, Issue 12
Pages
1453-60
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Economic Burden

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