Economic impact of infections in patients with cancer

  • David J. Shulkin
  • Lawrence J. Anastasi
Part of the Cancer Treatment and Research book series (CTAR)


The cost of caring for patients with cancer has been reported to total over $100 billion dollars per year [1]. Patients who have cancer have high utilization rates of medical care and have more medical interventions than patients with non-cancer-related diagnoses [2]. One study, that examined the costs associated with the treatment of cancer found treatment costs to be $29,708 a year [3].


Clin Oncol Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Febrile Neutropenia Neutropenic Fever Critical Pathway 


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