The long-run impact of new medical ideas on cancer survival and mortality

@article{Lichtenberg2018TheLI,
  title={The long-run impact of new medical ideas on cancer survival and mortality},
  author={F. Lichtenberg},
  journal={Economics of Innovation and New Technology},
  year={2018},
  volume={28},
  pages={722 - 740}
}
  • F. Lichtenberg
  • Published 2018
  • Medicine
  • Economics of Innovation and New Technology
I investigate whether the types of cancer (breast, colon, lung, etc.) subject to greater penetration of new ideas had larger subsequent survival gains and mortality reductions, controlling for changing incidence. [...] Key Method I use the MEDLINE/PubMED database, which contains more than 23 million references to journal articles published in 5400 leading biomedical journals, to construct longitudinal measures of the penetration of new medical ideas. The 5-year survival rate is strongly positively related to…Expand
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