Financial Burden Among Patients With Lung Cancer in a Publically Funded Health Care System

Doreen A. Ezeife*, Brandon Josh Morganstein, Sally Lau, Jennifer H. Law, Lisa W. Le, Jason Bredle, David Cella, Mark K. Doherty, Penelope Bradbury, Geoffrey Liu, Adrian Sacher, Frances A. Shepherd, Natasha B. Leighl

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)231-236
Number of pages6
JournalClinical Lung Cancer
Volume20
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2019

Keywords

  • Cost of cancer care
  • Financial distress

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cancer Research

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