Washington State cancer patients found to be at greater risk for bankruptcy than people without a cancer diagnosis.

@article{Ramsey2013WashingtonSC,
  title={Washington State cancer patients found to be at greater risk for bankruptcy than people without a cancer diagnosis.},
  author={Scott D. Ramsey and David K. Blough and Anne C. Kirchhoff and Karma Kreizenbeck and Catherine R. Fedorenko and Kyle Snell and Polly A. Newcomb and William Hollingworth and Karen A. Overstreet},
  journal={Health affairs},
  year={2013},
  volume={32 6},
  pages={
          1143-52
        }
}
Much has been written about the relationship between high medical expenses and the likelihood of filing for bankruptcy, but the relationship between receiving a cancer diagnosis and filing for bankruptcy is less well understood. We estimated the incidence and relative risk of bankruptcy for people age twenty-one or older diagnosed with cancer compared to people the same age without cancer by conducting a retrospective cohort analysis that used a variety of medical, personal, legal, and… 
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