Healthcare costs in women with metastatic breast cancer receiving chemotherapy as their principal treatment modality

@inproceedings{VeraLlonch2010HealthcareCI,
  title={Healthcare costs in women with metastatic breast cancer receiving chemotherapy as their principal treatment modality},
  author={Montserrat Vera-Llonch and Derek Weycker and Andrew Glass and Sue K Gao and Rohit D Borker and Angie Qin and Gerry Oster},
  booktitle={BMC Cancer},
  year={2010}
}
The economic costs of treating patients with metastatic breast cancer have been examined in several studies, but available estimates of economic burden are at least a decade old. In this study, we characterize healthcare utilization and costs in the US among women with metastatic breast cancer receiving chemotherapy as their principal treatment modality. Using a large private health insurance claims database (2000-2006), we identified all women initiating chemotherapy for metastatic breast… CONTINUE READING
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