Understanding the costs of cancer care before and after diagnosis for the 21 most common cancers in Ontario: a population-based descriptive study.

@article{Oliveira2013UnderstandingTC,
  title={Understanding the costs of cancer care before and after diagnosis for the 21 most common cancers in Ontario: a population-based descriptive study.},
  author={Claire de Oliveira and Karen E Bremner and Reka Pataky and Nadia Gunraj and Kelvin K. W. Chan and Stuart J. Peacock and Murray D. Krahn},
  journal={CMAJ open},
  year={2013},
  volume={1 1},
  pages={E1-8}
}
BACKGROUND The first year after cancer diagnosis is a period of intensive treatment and high cost. We sought to estimate costs for the 21 most common cancers in Ontario in the 3-month period before and the first year after diagnosis. METHODS We used the Ontario Cancer Registry to select patients who received diagnoses between 1997 and 2007 at 19 years of age or older, with valid International Classification of Diseases for Oncology (ICD-O) and histology codes, who survived 30 days or longer… CONTINUE READING