Navigation Links
Medical costs of cancer have nearly doubled over the past 2 decades
Date:5/9/2010

A new analysis finds that the costs of treating cancer have nearly doubled over the past two decades and that the shares of these costs that are paid for by private health insurance and Medicaid have increased. The study also reveals that cancer costs have shifted away from inpatient treatments to outpatient care. Published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the information could be used to prioritize future resources for treating and preventing cancer.

Little information is available on how overall cancer costs have changed over time and who now bears the burden of financing the bulk of cancer-related expenses. To study recent trends in the medical costs of cancer and how these costs are paid for, Florence Tangka, Ph.D., a health economist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) led a team of scientists from CDC, Emory University, and RTI International in analyzing data from the 2001 through 2005 Medical Expenditures Panel Survey and its predecessor, the National Medical Care Expenditure Survey, a one-time survey conducted in 1987. Both surveys are nationally representative of individuals across the United States and capture self-reported data on medical conditions and related expenditures.

The investigators found that in 1987 the total medical cost of cancer (in 2007 dollars) was $24.7 billion. Private insurance financed the largest share of the total (42 percent), followed by Medicare (33 percent). Out-of-pocket payments accounted for 17 percent of the costs, other public sources paid for 7 percent, and Medicaid paid for 1 percent. Between 1987 and the 2001-2005 period, the total medical cost of cancer increased to $48.1 billion due to new cases diagnosed among the aging population as well as an increase in the prevalence of cancer. In 2001-2005, private insurance paid for 50 percent of the costs, and Medicare paid for 34 percent. Out-of-pocket payments accounted for 8 perc
'/>"/>

Contact: David Sampson
david.sampson@cancer.org
American Cancer Society
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. AthletiCo Employees Travel to Honduras to Provide Medical Care to Impoverished Communities
2. New Diagnostic Testing Company, Blue Ocean Biomedical, Specializes In Automated, Load & Go Cell Analysis Systems For Immune Monitoring
3. Terumo Medical Corporation Announces its Program for the Global Embolization Symposium and Technologies (GEST) Meeting
4. Oralflo Pill Swallowing Cup Wins Medical Design Excellence Award, Helps Autism Spectrum Kids and Dysphagia Sufferers Take Medications With No Problem
5. All Time Medical Has Just Moved To Their New, State-Of-The Art Office Situated In The Heart Of The Business District Of Monsey, N.Y
6. Grantham University Announces New Certificate of Learning in Medical Coding and Billing
7. UniqueU Medical Weight Loss Success Requires an Expansion and Move to a Larger Location
8. Pay-for-performance programs may worsen medical disparities, study finds
9. Many Non-U.S. Firms Affected by U.S. FDA Import Alert 80-04 for Medical Glove Manufacturing Defects, According to FDAImports.com, LLC
10. NIH awards $10 million to Rush University Medical Center to address health disparities
11. HealthCare Partners Medical Group Expands to Orange County. HealthCare Partners and Talbert Medical Group Join Forces
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:3/26/2015)... 2015 Building off their success ... education, the Cardiometabolic Risk Summit and ... University are proud to announce a pioneering ... interdisciplinary program , which ultimately grants a ... for physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, registered dietitians, ...
(Date:3/26/2015)... CO (PRWEB) March 26, 2015 Saving ... help where it is most needed but least available. ... therapeutic milk to six clinics in the Benguela province ... severe malnutrition. During a recent visit to their clinics, ... to the mothers and their babies in a nation ...
(Date:3/26/2015)... Capistrano, Calif. (PRWEB) March 26, 2015 ... and repairs, is pleased to be featured on Innovations ... Channel on March 18, 2015. The episode will ... it is live on the Pacific Medical home page ... face life threatening emergencies, it is reassuring to trust ...
(Date:3/26/2015)... Washington DC (PRWEB) March 26, 2015 ... Center for Assessment and Evaluation , has ... technologies that enable institutions, organizations, and corporations to ... to promote successful learning. , Utilizing Questionmark’s ... Testing Services will offer improved delivery of ...
(Date:3/26/2015)... Topsfield, MA (PRWEB) March 26, 2015 ... faced by Skilled Nursing and Assisted Living facilities ... and policy changes during the year. The ... Rehabilitation Therapists, MDS coordinators, CNA’s and the ... the Harmony Healthcare International website ( http://www.harmony-healthcare.com ) ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Certified Culinary Medicine Specialist Program Jointly Launched by Goldring Center for Culinary Medicine at Tulane University and Cardiometabolic Risk Summit 2Health News:Certified Culinary Medicine Specialist Program Jointly Launched by Goldring Center for Culinary Medicine at Tulane University and Cardiometabolic Risk Summit 3Health News:Saving Moses Utilized Photography in an Effort to Engage Mothers and Their Babies on a Recent Visit to Angola 2Health News:Pacific Medical Featured on the Discovery Channel 2Health News:Pacific Medical Featured on the Discovery Channel 3Health News:NLN Testing Services Announces Improved Delivery and Analytics Software and Newly Developed and Revised Exams 2Health News:Harmony Healthcare International Releases 2015 Post Acute Care Trends Report 2Health News:Harmony Healthcare International Releases 2015 Post Acute Care Trends Report 3
... money to pay for badly needed restorations, are reaching out ... parades, bird-watching lectures, Sunday jazz concerts, brunches with star ... calendar. ,The cemetery tourism fever is catching on. ... aboard the Titanic made many gasp for breath. It looked ...
... of Chaucer were not dwarfs but only short by two ... case with women more or less, a new study by ... ,As part of their study, scientists researched 3000 skeletons ... North East Lincolnshire, and found that the average height of ...
... has found that smokers who have a say in how ... and are more successful. ,The study, which ... of human motivation, was conducted by a team of researchers ... ,The crux of Self-Determination Theory is that a ...
... is of the view that glycerin, a by-product of bio-diesel, ... , ,In his study, Monty Kerley, a professor of ... effectiveness of glycerin as cattle feed. ,Through ... from various breeds to determine if bio-leftovers provide a healthy ...
... four doctors engaged in the illegally removing human kidneys, ... night after police apprehended three middlemen and recovered nine men ... in the city, Lahore police chief Aftab Cheema said. ... raided two private hospitals where the four people underwent surgery. ...
... nation's doctors to work for rural patients. ... in Rohtak, Kalam called upon doctors to make medical facilities ... the zeal to treat at least 20 rural patients a ... taken care of. ,Kalam also told doctors ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Cemetery Tourism, the New Catchword in US 2Health News:Our Medieval Ancestors Were More or Less Similar to Us Than Previously Thought 2Health News:Smokers Who Have a Say in How They Quit More Likely to Kick the Habit 2Health News:Study Finds Glycerin to Be a Good Source for Cattle Feed 2
(Date:3/26/2015)... , March 26, 2015 DePuy ... agreement with Radlink, Inc., an emerging global leader ... image guidance with its hip replacement systems. The ... to help improve patient outcomes, increase patient satisfaction ... with the 81st annual meeting of the American ...
(Date:3/26/2015)... CAMBRIDGE, Mass. , March 26, 2015 ... today announced that it will present preclinical ... pipeline at the 2015 American Association for ... April 18-22, 2015 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia. The ... antibody engineering and nanoliposomal technology platforms, as ...
(Date:3/26/2015)... SANTA CLARA , Kalifornien, 26. März ... neue Veranstaltung Cellworld 2015, die sich speziell ... Bioprozesstechnologien richtet, an. Die zweitägige ... bis 22. September 2015 im Hyatt Regency ... statt. In diesem Forum werden führende ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:DePuy Synthes Companies Announces Exclusive Agreement With Radlink To Help Address Key Challenges In Hip Replacement 2DePuy Synthes Companies Announces Exclusive Agreement With Radlink To Help Address Key Challenges In Hip Replacement 3Merrimack to Highlight Extensive Oncology Pipeline at the 2015 American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting 2Merrimack to Highlight Extensive Oncology Pipeline at the 2015 American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting 3Finesse Solutions kündigt Cellworld 2015 an 2
Plus cylinders only trial lens set....
Magnets move the color disks, Protects Disks from fingerprints, Keeps all the disks in one place, Clear glass insures accurate color perception, Makes Color testing fun....
Opti-Free Express multi-purpose disinfecting solution lasting comfort No Rub formula provides triple action protection for your contact lenses....
Grafton Trial Frame...
Medicine Products: