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Ekwueme DU, Yabroff KR, Guy GP, Jr.
AHRQ Author: Soni A, Davidoff A
Medical costs and productivity losses of cancer survivors--United States, 2008-2011.
In order to estimate annual medical costs and productivity losses among male and female cancer survivors and persons without a cancer history, the CDC, along with other organizations, analyzed data from the 2008-2011 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) and found that the economic burden of cancer survivorship is substantial among all survivors. These findings identified a need to develop and evaluate health and employment intervention programs aimed at improving outcomes for cancer survivors and their families.
Citation: Ekwueme DU, Yabroff KR, Guy GP, Jr. . Medical costs and productivity losses of cancer survivors--United States, 2008-2011. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2014 Jun 13;63(23):505-10.
Keywords: Cancer, Healthcare Costs, Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS)