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Delivering affordable cancer care in high-income countries.

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The burden of cancer is growing, and the disease is becoming a major economic expenditure for all developed countries. In 2008, the worldwide cost of cancer due to premature death and disability (not including direct medical costs) was estimated to be US$895 billion. This is not simply due to an increase in absolute numbers, but also the rate of increase of expenditure on cancer. What are the drivers and solutions to the so-called cancer-cost curve in developed countries? How are we going to ...

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Journal:
Lancet. Oncology More from this journal
Volume:
12
Issue:
10
Pages:
933-980
Publication date:
2011-09-01
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EISSN:
1474-5488
ISSN:
1470-2045

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