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Amy J. Davidoff, Mujde Erten, Thomas Shaffer, J. Samantha Shoemaker, Ilene H. Zuckerman, Naimish Pandya, Ming-Hui Tai, Xuehua Ke and Bruce Stuart Out-of-pocket health care expenditure burden for Medicare beneficiaries with cancer Cancer 119

Version of Record online: 7 DEC 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/cncr.27848

This population-based study examined the out-of-pocket spending burden for Medicare beneficiaries with cancer. A high burden was associated with lower income and a lack of supplemental insurance, raising the concern that financial pressures may discourage some elderly patients from pursuing treatment.

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