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Health services costs for cancer care in Australia: Estimates from the 45 and Up Study

Goldsbury, David; Yap, S; Weber, Marianne F; Veerman, Lennert; Rankin, Nicole; Banks, Emily; Canfell, Karen; O’Connell, L. Daniel

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Background Cancer care represents a substantial and rapidly rising healthcare cost in Australia. Our aim was to provide accurate population-based estimates of the health services cost of cancer care using large-scale linked patient-level data. Methods We analysed data for incident cancers diagnosed 2006–2010 and followed to 2014 among 266,793 eligible participants in the 45 and Up Study. Health system costs included Medicare and pharmaceutical claims, inpatient hospital episodes and...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2018-07-30
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/157380
Source: PLOS ONE (Public Library of Science)
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0201552
Access Rights: Open Access

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