The economic burden of supportive care of cancer patients

  title={The economic burden of supportive care of cancer patients},
  author={Linda S. Elting and Ya-chen Tina Shih},
  journal={Supportive Care in Cancer},
Economic and regulatory healthcare policy is limited by the lack of population-based information on the cost of supportive care of cancer patients. The goal of this study was to estimate these costs and to explore the impact of these costs on policy decisions. We identified estimates of the cost of outpatient and inpatient supportive care from published reports in the literature. The range of these costs (from lowest to highest) is described for each supportive care condition. These estimates… CONTINUE READING

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