The economic burden of brain metastasis among lung cancer patients in the United States

Journal of Medical Economics, 2016 05; 19(5): 526-536

Brain metastases among lung cancer patients can impair cognitive and functional ability, complicate care, and reduce survival. This study focuses on the economic burden of brain metastasis in lung cancer-direct healthcare costs to payers and indirect costs to patients, payers, and employers-in the US.

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Guerin A, Sasane M, Dea K, Zhang J, Culver K, Nitulescu R, Wu EQ, Macalalad AR