• Privately insured, nonelderly patients face rising out-of-pocket costs for cancer care

    2 monthes ago - By Healio

    Increasing costs of cancer care and greater cost-sharing resulted in higher out-of-pocket costs for nonelderly, privately insured patients with breast, colorectal, lung and prostate cancers, according to study results.
    The findings, published in Journal of the National Cancer Institute, suggest cost containment, as well as insurance reform, should be considered in policy initiatives to mitigate financial hardship.
    “Information on costs of cancer care mostly comes from SEER-Medicare data, which covers patients aged 65 years and older. Nonelderly patients with cancer and private insurance
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