This 2006 book examines the interaction of economics and the delivery of cancer care in the global context. It analyses the causes of tension between those paying for care, those providing the care and those marketing drugs and devices. The concept and requirement for rationing is examined in different economic environments. As cancer increases in incidence and prevalence, the economics of providing care becomes a more important subject than ever before. Written by a leading health economist and oncologist, this was the first comprehensive book on the economics of cancer care continues to be of interest to health professionals and policy makers alike.
• Provides a crisp, concise analysis of the economics of cancer care • Covers both the prevention and treatment of cancer • Discusses the likely impact of future treatment and management strategies
1. Introduction; 2. Prevention; 3. Screening; 4. Diagnostics; 5. Surgery; 6. Radiotherapy; 7. Chemotherapy; 8. Moving towards the new model: international comparison; 9. The new agenda; 10. Cancer's economic impact on society; 11. Improving the patient experience.