Evaluating the Total Costs of Cancer
January 01, 2003
The Northwestern University Costs of Cancer Program consists ofa series of pilot studies that address the costs of cancer care. Theprogram is designed to serve as a template in preparation for undertakinga large-scale study of a nationally representative sample of cancerpatients-ie, in preparation for a cancer costs and services utilizationstudy in the future. In this article, we outline the theoretical frameworkassociated with a study of cancer costs and summarize findings fromour ongoing pilot studies in this area.