Economic burden of cancer across the European Union: a population-based cost analysis.

@article{LuengoFernndez2013EconomicBO,
  title={Economic burden of cancer across the European Union: a population-based cost analysis.},
  author={Ram{\'o}n Luengo-Fern{\'a}ndez and Jos{\'e} Leal and Alastair M Gray and Richard Sullivan},
  journal={The Lancet. Oncology},
  year={2013},
  volume={14 12},
  pages={1165-74}
}
BACKGROUND In 2008, 2·45 million people were diagnosed with cancer and 1·23 million died because of cancer in the 27 countries of the European Union (EU). We aimed to estimate the economic burden of cancer in the EU. METHODS In a population-based cost analysis, we evaluated the cost of all cancers and also those associated with breast, colorectal, lung, and prostate cancers. We obtained country-specific aggregate data for morbidity, mortality, and health-care resource use from international… CONTINUE READING
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