Breast Cancer Costs Rise But So Has Survival

Cary P. Gross MD Professor of General Medicine, of Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases) and of Faculty of Arts and Sciences Yale University School of MedicinMedicalResearch.com Interview with:
Cary P. Gross MD
Professor of General Medicine, of Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases) and of Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Yale University School of Medicine

Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings?

Dr. Gross: There has been increasing concern about the rising cost of healthcare overall and in the medicare program in particular.  Yet little is known about how key aspects of value – costs and outcomes – have changed for breast cancer care over time.  We showing that there was a substantial increase in the cost of Breast cancer care between. 1990s and 2000s but also an improvement in survival.

Citation:

Older Women With Localized Breast Cancer: Costs And Survival Rates Increased Across Two Time Periods Aaron J. Feinstein,

Jessica Long, Pamela R. Soulos, Xiaomei Ma, Jeph Herrin, Kevin D. Frick, Anees B. Chagpar, Harlan M. Krumholz, James B. Yu, Joseph S. Ross, and Cary P. Gross

Health Aff April 2015 34:4592-600; doi:10.1377/hlthaff.2014.1119

 
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Cary P. Gross MD (2015). Breast Cancer Costs Rise But So Has Survival 

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