With increasing costs of cancer treatment, this study examined factors associated with financial burden (FB) in a public health care system. Two hundred patients with lung cancer completed questionnaires examining the FB of cancer treatment. Results showed that patients younger than 65 years, with high out-of-pocket costs, and with no private insurance reported significantly higher FB. Social support and financial assistance programs should target these vulnerable patient populations.
- Cost of cancer care
- Financial distress
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
- Cancer Research