Economic outcomes of breast cancer survivorship: CALGB study 79804 Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Breast Neoplasms
  • Cost of Illness
  • Outcome Assessment (Health Care)
  • Survivors

abstract

  • Among long-term breast cancer survivors, patient self-report data suggest that over-use of medical resources for follow-up appears common. When follow-up care included a medical oncologist, resources were more likely to be used appropriately, or over-used. Costs of follow-up are higher with medical oncology follow-up, lower income and among younger survivors. The annual cost of follow-up varies widely and may be driven by over-use of follow-up tests.

publication date

  • May 2005

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/s10549-004-6497-9

PubMed ID

  • 15868443

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 153

end page

  • 61

volume

  • 91

number

  • 2