National estimates of medical costs incurred by nonelderly cancer patients

  title={National estimates of medical costs incurred by nonelderly cancer patients},
  author={David H Howard and Noelle-Angelique M. Molinari and Kenneth E. Thorpe},
Estimates of the cost of treating common illnesses are important for allocating prevention and research funds optimally, for understanding the impact of each disease on federal and state budgets, and for quantifying the costs of disease-specific insurance expansions and programs. Existing estimates of the cost of cancer care in the U.S. rely on several different approaches. Although total spending estimates are similar, each approach entails strong assumptions and may produce inaccurate… 

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