Evaluation of trends in the cost of initial cancer treatment.

@article{Warren2008EvaluationOT,
  title={Evaluation of trends in the cost of initial cancer treatment.},
  author={Joan L. Warren and K. Robin Yabroff and A Rebecca Meekins and Marie A Topor and Elizabeth Lamont and Martin L. Brown},
  journal={Journal of the National Cancer Institute},
  year={2008},
  volume={100 12},
  pages={888-97}
}
BACKGROUND Despite reports of increases in the cost of cancer treatment, little is known about how costs of cancer treatment have changed over time and what services have contributed to the increases. METHODS We used data from the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER)-Medicare linked database for 306,709 persons aged 65 and older and diagnosed with breast, lung, colorectal, or prostate cancer between 1991 and 2002 to assess the number of patients assigned to initial cancer care… CONTINUE READING

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