Health-care services utilization and costs associated with radical cystectomy for bladder cancer: a descriptive population-based study in the province of Quebec, Canada

@inproceedings{Santos2015HealthcareSU,
  title={Health-care services utilization and costs associated with radical cystectomy for bladder cancer: a descriptive population-based study in the province of Quebec, Canada},
  author={Fabiano Santos and Alice Dragomir and Ahmed S Zakaria and Wassim Kassouf and Armen G. Aprikian},
  booktitle={BMC health services research},
  year={2015}
}
BACKGROUND Bladder cancer (BC) has the highest lifetime treatment costs per patient of all cancers. The objective of this study was to characterize the use of health-care services and costs associated with BC among patients who underwent radical cystectomy (RC) in the province of Quebec. METHODS We conducted a descriptive study in a retrospective cohort of patients who underwent RC for BC between 2000 and 2009. Data was obtained from two health administrative databases (RAMQ and ISQ). We… CONTINUE READING