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

  title={Washington State cancer patients found to be at greater risk for bankruptcy than people without a cancer diagnosis.},
  author={S. Ramsey and D. Blough and A. Kirchhoff and Karma Kreizenbeck and C. Fedorenko and K. Snell and P. Newcomb and W. Hollingworth and Karen A. Overstreet},
  journal={Health affairs},
  volume={32 6},
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… Expand
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