Navigation Links
U.S. Cancer Costs Double in Two Decades
Date:5/10/2010

Study also finds that private insurance pays greater share today

MONDAY, May 10 (HealthDay News) -- The cost of treating cancer in the United States almost doubled between 1987 and 2005, with private insurers taking on a greater share of the cost, a new study finds.

Researchers led by Florence Tangka, a health economist at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, compared data from 1987 to that from 2001 to 2005. In 1987, the total cost of cancer care was $24.7 billion (in 2007 dollars), funded largely by private insurance (42 percent) and Medicare (33 percent).

By 2001-2005, the cost of cancer had risen to $48.1 billion, in part because of a higher number of cases. In that period, private insurance paid for 50 percent of the cost, and Medicare accounted for 34 percent.

Besides the increase in cost, the study also found that much of the spending has moved to outpatient treatment and away from inpatient care.

Researchers say the findings, published online May 10 in Cancer, will help shed light on the cost burden of cancer. Determining how cost might affect quality of care, though, would require further study, they said.

More information

For more about cancer, visit the U.S. National Cancer Institute.



-- Randy Dotinga



SOURCE: American Cancer Society, news release, May 10, 2010


'/>"/>
Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Jenny McCarthy - Actress, Activist, and Model - Dedicates bforacure's ‘breasts are beautiful' to Help Raise Money for Breast Cancer Charities
2. Medical costs of cancer have nearly doubled over the past 2 decades
3. Kidney removal does not prolong the lives of elderly patients with localized kidney cancer
4. Coffee and soft drinks have little or no association with colon cancer risk
5. No Link Between Coffee, Sodas and Colon Cancer
6. Tumor Cells in Blood Affect Breast Cancer Survival
7. Cancer Society Says U.S. Report Failed to Prove Health Risks
8. Simple Test May Identify Breast Cancer Subtypes
9. Interesting stories at the IMPAKT Breast Cancer Conference
10. Fatty acid to enhance anticancer drug
11. Indiana Boudoir Photographer Begins Shooting Breast Cancer Charity Calendar
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/26/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Journal of Oral Implantology – Tooth loss is ... dental health, including complications with speech, eating, and overcompensation of mouth due to the ... teeth. As the number of tooth replacements increase, it is imperative to design an ...
(Date:4/26/2017)... ... April 26, 2017 , ... Elisabete ... has been honored by Enterprising Women magazine as one of its 2017 Enterprising ... women business owners. Winners have demonstrated that they have fast-growth businesses, mentor or ...
(Date:4/26/2017)... ... 2017 , ... RawTrition now brings you BioEnergy which is a powder capsule ... , RawTrition is taking nutrients to the next level! The superfoods in ... raw form (unlike the synthetically made options that are on the market). , Founder ...
(Date:4/26/2017)... Gainesville, FL (PRWEB) , ... April 26, 2017 ... ... health and human performance, is proud to announce that it has received 510(k) ... cutting-edge technologies, the MyoCycle Home and the MyoCycle Pro. , Both devices are ...
(Date:4/25/2017)... , ... April 25, 2017 ... ... in Newport Beach, California, committed to raising awareness for Duchenne muscular dystrophy, ... from its randomized CAP-1002 (cardiosphere-derived cells) Phase I/II HOPE clinical trial in ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:4/19/2017)... 2017  Novartis today announced the publication of ... and Blood Institute (NHLBI) of the National Institutes ... with treatment-naïve severe aplastic anemia (SAA) achieved complete ... at the initiation of and concurrently with standard ... sequential treatment groups, or cohorts. Cohort 3 added ...
(Date:4/18/2017)... -- Cardinal Health (NYSE: CAH ) today is ... share (EPS) guidance and providing a preliminary view on ... this morning,s announcement of the planned acquisition of Medtronic,s ... Cardinal Health now believes that fiscal 2017 ... bottom of its previous guidance range of $5.35 to ...
(Date:4/18/2017)... 18, 2017 Viverae ® , a leader ... integration of IBM ® Watson Campaign Automation, implementing ... communications for a personalized experience. Through digital engagement, the ... health in real time. The enhanced experience drives engagement ... members, wherever they are in their journey to health. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: