Burden of pancreatic cancer and disease progression: economic analysis in the US.

Publication Type:

Journal Article

Source:

Oncology, Volume 70, Issue 1, p.71-80 (2006)

Keywords:

Adult, Aged, Algorithms, Case-Control Studies, Confounding Factors (Epidemiology), Cost of Illness, DISEASE PROGRESSION, Female, Follow-Up Studies, Humans, Male, Middle Aged, Pancreatic Neoplasms, United States

Abstract:

The few studies that have estimated the costs of pancreatic cancer were limited by small sample sizes, geography or patient age range. Using a large nationwide claims database, this study examines the cost of pancreatic cancer beginning with initial diagnosis and the additional costs when disease progresses.