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Erschienen in: Journal of Medicine and the Person 2/2013

01.08.2013 | Original Article

Financial distress in cancer patients

verfasst von: Jonas A. de Souza, Yu-Ning Wong

Erschienen in: Journal of Medicine and the Person | Ausgabe 2/2013

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Abstract

Novel diagnostic and therapeutic options offer hope to cancer patients with both localized and advanced disease. However, many of these treatments are often costly and even well-insured patients can face high out-of-pocket costs. Families may also be at risk of financial distress due to lost wages and other treatment-related expenses. Research is needed to measure and characterize financial distress in cancer patients and understand how it affects their quality of life. In addition, health care providers need to be trained to counsel patients and their families so they can make patient-centered treatment decisions that reflect their preferences and values.
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Metadaten
Titel
Financial distress in cancer patients
verfasst von
Jonas A. de Souza
Yu-Ning Wong
Publikationsdatum
01.08.2013
Verlag
Springer Milan
Erschienen in
Journal of Medicine and the Person / Ausgabe 2/2013
Print ISSN: 2035-9411
Elektronische ISSN: 2036-3877
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s12682-013-0152-3