Get 20M+ Full-Text Papers For Less Than $1.50/day. Start a 14-Day Trial for You or Your Team.

Learn More →

Counting the cost of cancer: out-of-pocket payments made by colorectal cancer survivors

Counting the cost of cancer: out-of-pocket payments made by colorectal cancer survivors Purpose Cancer places a significant cost burden on health questionnaires (response rate = 39%). Almost all (90%) re- services. There is increasing recognition that cancer also im- spondents reported some cancer-related OOPC. The average poses a financial and economic burden on patients but this has total OOPC was €1589. Stage III at diagnosis was associated rarely been quantified outside North America. We investigate with significantly higher OOPCs than other stages in the all- out-of-pocket costs (OOPCs) incurred by colorectal (CRC) survivor model, in those not working in the employment mod- survivors in Ireland. el and in those under 70 years in the age-stratified model. In Methods CRC survivors (ICD10 C18-20) diagnosed 6– all-survivor model, those under 70 also had higher OOPCs, as 30 months previously were identified from the National did those in employment. Having one or more children was Cancer Registry Ireland and invited to complete a postal ques- associated with significantly lower OOPCs in those under tionnaire. Cancer-related OOPC for tests, procedures, drugs, 70 years. allied medications and household management in approxi- Conclusions Almost all CRC survivors incur cancer-related mately the year following diagnosis were calculated. Robust OOPCs; for some, these are not insignificant. Greater atten- regression http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Supportive Care in Cancer Springer Journals

Loading next page...
 
/lp/springer-journals/counting-the-cost-of-cancer-out-of-pocket-payments-made-by-colorectal-aU9TydnCjE

References (34)

Publisher
Springer Journals
Copyright
Copyright © 2017 by Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Oncology; Nursing; Nursing Research; Pain Medicine; Rehabilitation Medicine
ISSN
0941-4355
eISSN
1433-7339
DOI
10.1007/s00520-017-3683-y
pmid
28341973
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site

Abstract

Purpose Cancer places a significant cost burden on health questionnaires (response rate = 39%). Almost all (90%) re- services. There is increasing recognition that cancer also im- spondents reported some cancer-related OOPC. The average poses a financial and economic burden on patients but this has total OOPC was €1589. Stage III at diagnosis was associated rarely been quantified outside North America. We investigate with significantly higher OOPCs than other stages in the all- out-of-pocket costs (OOPCs) incurred by colorectal (CRC) survivor model, in those not working in the employment mod- survivors in Ireland. el and in those under 70 years in the age-stratified model. In Methods CRC survivors (ICD10 C18-20) diagnosed 6– all-survivor model, those under 70 also had higher OOPCs, as 30 months previously were identified from the National did those in employment. Having one or more children was Cancer Registry Ireland and invited to complete a postal ques- associated with significantly lower OOPCs in those under tionnaire. Cancer-related OOPC for tests, procedures, drugs, 70 years. allied medications and household management in approxi- Conclusions Almost all CRC survivors incur cancer-related mately the year following diagnosis were calculated. Robust OOPCs; for some, these are not insignificant. Greater atten- regression

Journal

Supportive Care in CancerSpringer Journals

Published: Mar 24, 2017

There are no references for this article.