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The financial impact of a cancer diagnosis
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|Title: ||The financial impact of a cancer diagnosis|
|Publisher: ||National Cancer Registry/Irish Cancer Society|
|Issue Date: ||2010 |
|Additional Links: ||http://www.cancer.ie|
|Description: ||The costs to the health services of the diagnosis and treatment of cancer are substantial.
These costs have increased over the past decades and are expected to rise further in
coming years with population ageing and advances in treatment. However, the economic
burden of cancer does not fall only on the health services, but also on patients, their
families, and society as a whole. Until recently, little has been known about the costs
incurred by cancer patients and their families.
This project set out to answer the following questions:
• What are the main elements of additional cost (medical and non-medical) incurred by
cancer patients and their families?
• How much additional expense do patients incur as a result of their diagnosis with
• What impact does cancer have on income (e.g. lost pay, availability of sick pay, access
• What proportion of patients (a) incur additional costs or (b) experience financial
difficulties as a result of their cancer diagnosis?
• Are particular groups of patients more vulnerable to incurring additional costs or
financial difficulties as a result of having cancer?
• What are the consequences of the additional expenses, and any changes in income, for
patients and their families?|
|Appears in Collections: ||Irish Cancer Society|
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