Estimating the cost of informal caregiving for elderly patients with cancer.

@article{Hayman2001EstimatingTC,
  title={Estimating the cost of informal caregiving for elderly patients with cancer.},
  author={James Alan Hayman and Kenneth M. Langa and Mohammed U. Kabeto and Steven J. Katz and Sonya M DeMonner and Michael E. Chernew and Mitchell B. Slavin and A. Mark Fendrick},
  journal={Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology},
  year={2001},
  volume={19 13},
  pages={3219-25}
}
PURPOSE As the United States population ages, the increasing prevalence of cancer is likely to result in higher direct medical and nonmedical costs. Although estimates of the associated direct medical costs exist, very little information is available regarding the prevalence, time, and cost associated with informal caregiving for elderly cancer patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS To estimate these costs, we used data from the first wave (1993) of the Asset and Health Dynamics (AHEAD) Study, a… CONTINUE READING