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Health system costs of cancer in Australia 1993-94 : an analysis of costs, service use, incidence and mortality by type of cancer / Colin Mathers ... [et al.]
Canberra : Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, 1998.
xiii, 42 p. : ill. ; 30 cm.
Medical care, Cost of
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
Health and welfare expenditure series ; no. 4.
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Health and welfare expenditure series, 1323-5850 ; no. 4
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Cancer costs the Australian community almost $2 billion per year in direct health system costs, of which more than 80% are treatment costs. Cancer was responsible for 33,176 deaths in 1993-94, or 27% of all deaths in Australia. The cancer which contributes most to direct health system costs is non-melanoma skin cancer (NMSC). Colorectal cancer is the second highest contributor to direct costs. Breast cancer ranks third in terms of direct costs. Lung cancer acocunts for the lagest number of cancer deaths and ranks fifth in terms of costs. The aim of this report is to provide the best possible estimates of the health system resources directed at the prevention and treatment of cancer to assist in understanding the allocation of resources among the population, across different health sectors, and different cancers. Such information will assist in considering a variety of equity, access and utilisation issues in relation to the use of scarce health care resources.
"AIHW cat. no. HWE8"--T.p.
Bibliography: p. 29.
Treatment and prevention
Classification of cancers
3. Cancer costs in 1993-94
Overview: cancer and other diseases
The ten most expensive cancers
4. Most expensive cancers for males and females at various ages
The ten most expensive cancers for males and females
Health system costs of cancer by age and sex
The five most costly cancers: persons 0-24 years
The five most costly cancers: persons 25-44 years
The five most costly cancers: persons 45-64 years
The five most costly cancers: persons 65 years and over
5. Estimated average lifetime costs of cancer
Health system costs of cancer in Australia
Improving the reliability of cancer costing
Appendix A. Classification of health expenditure by cancer site
Appendix B. Disease costing methodology
Appendix C. Health system expenditure by cancer site 1993-94.
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