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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

(U.S.) A Snapshot of Cancer Spending and Outcomes

JAMA Network
June 21, 2016

This Visualizing Health Policy infographic provides details on cancer spending and outcomes in the United States. The U.S. cancer mortality rate, 203 deaths per 100,000 population, was slightly lower than in comparable countries in 2010. Among cancers, lung cancer is the largest contributor to disease burden for both men and women. The United States spent $124 billion to treat cancer in 2012, which accounted for about 7% of the nation’s disease-based health expenditures. However, growth in cancer spending contributed only 6.3% to the nation’s medical services expenditure growth, while the top 3 diseases contributed 36%. During that time, per capita spending on cancer increased 5%, which was slightly lower than the average for all diseases. Cancer medications were among the top 3 for specialty drug spending in 2015, behind medications for inflammatory conditions and multiple sclerosis. 



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