Clinical model of cost of bladder cancer in the elderly.

  title={Clinical model of cost of bladder cancer in the elderly.},
  author={C. Cooksley and E. Avritscher and H. Grossman and A. Sabichi and C. Dinney and C. Pettaway and L. Elting},
  volume={71 3},
  • C. Cooksley, E. Avritscher, +4 authors L. Elting
  • Published 2008
  • Medicine
  • Urology
  • OBJECTIVES To develop a population-based clinical model of bladder cancer (BC) care costs and identify cost drivers. METHODS We retrospectively reviewed a cohort of 4863 patients with BC identified from the linked Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results-Medicare database, aged at least 65 years and diagnosed between 1994 and 1996. We collected the records of Medicare reimbursements (a surrogate of costs) through 1998 and classified them into clinically relevant intervals and care types by… CONTINUE READING
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