The Economic Burden of Breast Cancer in Korea from 2007-2010

  title={The Economic Burden of Breast Cancer in Korea from 2007-2010},
  author={Young Ae Kim and In Hwan Oh and Seok Jun Yoon and Hyun-Jin Kim and Hye-Young Seo and Eun-Jung Kim and Yo Han Lee and Jae Hun Jung},
  booktitle={Cancer research and treatment : official journal of Korean Cancer Association},
PURPOSE This study estimates the socioeconomic cost and burden for breast cancer patients in Korea between 2007 and 2010. MATERIALS AND METHODS This study used a prevalence-based approach to estimate the cost of breast cancer. Breast cancer patients were defined as those who were hospitalized or have visited an outpatient clinic during the period from 2007 to 2010. The socioeconomic costs of breast cancer were subdivided into two costs: direct and indirect. RESULTS From 2007 to 2010, the… CONTINUE READING


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