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Understanding the full breadth of cancer-related patient costs in Ontario: a qualitative exploration

Understanding the full breadth of cancer-related patient costs in Ontario: a qualitative exploration Support Care Cancer (2016) 24:4541–4548 DOI 10.1007/s00520-016-3293-0 ORIGINAL ARTICLE Understanding the full breadth of cancer-related patient costs in Ontario: a qualitative exploration 1,2 3 4 5 Christopher J. Longo & Margaret Fitch & Michel Grignon & Alison McAndrew Received: 1 June 2015 /Accepted: 30 May 2016 /Published online: 6 June 2016 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2016 Abstract lung, and two prostate). Consistent with existing published Objective This research informs existing work by examining work, participants expressed concerns regarding expenses re- the full scope of out-of-pocket costs and lost income, patients’ lated to medications, complementary/alternative medicines, private insurance behaviors, and their overall management of devices, parking and travel. These concerns were exac- finances during their cancer treatment. The intent was to gain a erbated if patients did not have insurance or lost insur- deeper understanding of patient circumstances and the related ance coverage due to loss of work. Although many costs. acknowledged in hindsight that additional insurance Methods Participant qualitative interviews were conducted in would have helped, they also recognized that at the time person during outpatient clinic visits or by telephone and were of their diagnoses, it was not a viable option. Previously recorded between June 2011 and July 2012. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Supportive Care in Cancer Springer Journals

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Publisher
Springer Journals
Copyright
Copyright © 2016 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/s00520-016-3293-0
pmid
27271866
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Abstract

Support Care Cancer (2016) 24:4541–4548 DOI 10.1007/s00520-016-3293-0 ORIGINAL ARTICLE Understanding the full breadth of cancer-related patient costs in Ontario: a qualitative exploration 1,2 3 4 5 Christopher J. Longo & Margaret Fitch & Michel Grignon & Alison McAndrew Received: 1 June 2015 /Accepted: 30 May 2016 /Published online: 6 June 2016 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2016 Abstract lung, and two prostate). Consistent with existing published Objective This research informs existing work by examining work, participants expressed concerns regarding expenses re- the full scope of out-of-pocket costs and lost income, patients’ lated to medications, complementary/alternative medicines, private insurance behaviors, and their overall management of devices, parking and travel. These concerns were exac- finances during their cancer treatment. The intent was to gain a erbated if patients did not have insurance or lost insur- deeper understanding of patient circumstances and the related ance coverage due to loss of work. Although many costs. acknowledged in hindsight that additional insurance Methods Participant qualitative interviews were conducted in would have helped, they also recognized that at the time person during outpatient clinic visits or by telephone and were of their diagnoses, it was not a viable option. Previously recorded between June 2011 and July 2012.

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Supportive Care in CancerSpringer Journals

Published: Jun 6, 2016

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