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The financial burden of cancer: Estimates from patients undergoing cancer care in a tertiary care hospital

Overview of attention for article published in International Journal for Equity in Health, October 2012
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Title
The financial burden of cancer: Estimates from patients undergoing cancer care in a tertiary care hospital
Published in
International Journal for Equity in Health, October 2012
DOI 10.1186/1475-9276-11-60
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Authors

Adnan A Zaidi, Tayyaba Z Ansari, Aziz Khan

Abstract

The emotional burden associated with the diagnosis of cancer is sometimes overshadowed by financial burden sustained by patient and the family. This is especially relevant for a developing country as there is limited state support for cancer treatment. We conducted this study to estimate the cost of cancer care for two major types of cancer and to assess the perception of patients and families regarding the burden of the cost for undergoing cancer treatment at a private tertiary care hospital.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 1%
Unknown 87 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 16 18%
Student > Ph. D. Student 13 15%
Student > Bachelor 10 11%
Researcher 7 8%
Lecturer 5 6%
Other 18 20%
Unknown 19 22%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 27 31%
Nursing and Health Professions 9 10%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 6 7%
Computer Science 4 5%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 4 5%
Other 19 22%
Unknown 19 22%

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#18,317,537
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