The economics of cancer care in the UK.

  title={The economics of cancer care in the UK.},
  author={Nick Bosanquet and Karol Sikora},
  journal={The Lancet. Oncology},
  volume={5 9},
Cancer care accounts for an increasing proportion of global spending on healthcare, driven by an increased incidence caused by ageing populations, greater frequency from better treatments, and changes in care that have made cancer a chronic, controllable illness. The cost of cancer care has three components: direct and easily determined clinical costs (ie, medical costs); extra financial requirement of living with disease for the patient and their family (ie, morbidity costs); and loss of… CONTINUE READING

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