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Article first published online: 26 JAN 2004
Published 2004 by the American Cancer Society
Volume 100, Issue 5, pages 883–891, 1 March 2004
How to Cite
Howard, D. H., Molinari, N.-A. and Thorpe, K. E. (2004), National estimates of medical costs incurred by nonelderly cancer patients. Cancer, 100: 883–891. doi: 10.1002/cncr.20063
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- Issue published online: 18 FEB 2004
- Article first published online: 26 JAN 2004
- Manuscript Accepted: 10 DEC 2003
- Manuscript Received: 15 AUG 2003
- Commonwealth Fund (New York, New York)
Cancer-attributable spending as a percent of aggregate medical spending by nonelderly individuals is between 4.7% and 6.3%. A program to provide insurance coverage to nonelderly cancer patients would cost the government at least $30 billion, and possibly as much as $47 billion, annually.