Out-of-pocket health care expenditure burden for Medicare beneficiaries with cancer.

  title={Out-of-pocket health care expenditure burden for Medicare beneficiaries with cancer.},
  author={Amy J Davidoff and Mujde Z. Erten and Thomas M Shaffer and J Samantha Shoemaker and Ilene H. Zuckerman and Naimish Pandya and Ming-Hui Tai and Xuehua Ke and Bruce C. Stuart},
  volume={119 6},
BACKGROUND There is increasing concern regarding the financial burden of care on cancer patients and their families. Medicare beneficiaries often have extensive comorbidities and limited financial resources, and may face substantial cost sharing even with supplemental coverage. In the current study, the authors examined out-of-pocket (OOP) spending and burden relative to income for Medicare beneficiaries with cancer. METHODS This retrospective, observational study pooled data for 1997 through… CONTINUE READING
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