Synopses & Reviews
With ever increasing demands on the constrained resources available for health care services, no one involved in decision making in health care can any longer ignore the economic costs of the services provided or the relative value for money offered by the available treatments. Economic evaluation has therefore become an important and indispensable tool for medical decision taking, alongside the well-known methods for clinical evaluation. This book provides a comprehensive survey and assessment of the current state of the art of economic evaluation and cost analysis in cancer.
Table of Contents
Introduction.- Epidemiology of Cancer.- Cancer and Some Basics of the Main Treatment Modalities.- A Brief Introduction to Economic Evaluation.- The Economic Burden of Cancer.- Breast Cancer.- Lung Cancer.- Colorectal Cancer.- Prostate Cancer.- Genitourinary and Gynecological Cancer.- Haematological Malignancies.- Supportive Care I: Emesis and Infections.- Supportive Care II: Haematological Support.- Palliative Care.- Conclusion.- References.-