Cost of Care for Cancer in a Health Maintenance Organization

  title={Cost of Care for Cancer in a Health Maintenance Organization},
  author={Bruce H Fireman and Charles Price Quesenberry and Carol P. Somkin and Alice S. Jacobson and David A. Baer and Dee West and Arnold L. Potosky and Martin L. Brown},
  booktitle={Health care financing review},
The direct costs of medical care for cancer are examined at Kaiser Permanente (KP) in Northern California. Use data from July 1987 through June 1991 were obtained from KP automated files for all 21,977 KP patients in the Bay Area SEER registry with cancer at one of seven cancer sites. Medical charts were reviewed for a stratified sample of 886 patients. Costs were estimated for initial, continuing, and terminal care, and for all person time within 15 years of diagnosis, by stage at diagnosis… CONTINUE READING


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