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Health economic assessment of cancer therapy 

Health economic assessment of cancer therapy
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Health economic assessment of cancer therapy
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Jeffrey Peppercorn

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199656103.003.0026

May 25, 2017: This chapter has been re-evaluated and remains up-to-date. No changes have been necessary.

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date: 22 October 2019

Our ability to deliver high-quality cancer care is increasingly influenced by our ability to understand and manage the costs of care. Though there are considerable differences in the ways healthcare is financed and administered in different nations, there is a common need to deliver high-quality care at sustainable costs. This chapter reviews recent estimates of the aggregate costs of cancer care, discusses methods for determining cost-effectiveness or value in cancer care, provides a framework for understanding the components of cost at the societal and individual levels, and discusses efforts to control cost while preserving or improving both quality and outcomes.

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