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A detailed patient-by-patient costing analysis, based on case records for 253 patients diagnosed in 1993, reveals that the mean 4-year diagnosis and management costs amounted to £6150 and £5668 for non-small cell and small cell lung cancer respectively. These costs are lower than those identified in Canadian studies, the difference being explained by the use of a simulated costing methodology in these studies, lower unit costs and less aggressive interventions.

Original publication

DOI

10.1038/sj.bjc.6690341

Type

Journal

British Journal of Cancer

Publication Date

17/05/1999

Volume

80

Pages

215 - 218