Our estimate of the financial burden is $C831 million in direct and oblique prices for newly recognized instances of mesothelioma and lung cancer
Raleigh, NC (PRWEB)
August 11, 2017
Canadian scientists have calculated the estimated lifetime prices of asbestos-induced lung cancer and malignant mesothelioma and the underside line is tons of of hundreds of dollars per affected person. Surviving Mesothelioma has the complete story. Click here to read it now.
The analysis was carried out by epidemiologists and occupational well being specialists at a number of Canadian establishments and revealed in a current concern of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.
“Our estimate of the economic burden is $C831 million in direct and indirect costs for newly identified cases of mesothelioma and lung cancer and $C1.5 billion in quality of life costs based on a value of $C100 000 per quality-adjusted life year,” writes lead writer Emile Tompa of the Institute for Work and Health in Toronto. “This amounts to $C356 429 and $C652 369 per case, respectively.”
The research included 427 newly recognized instances of malignant mesothelioma and 1,904 newly recognized lung cancer instances that might be traced to occupational or para-occupational asbestos publicity.
“We tend to think of rare cancers like malignant mesothelioma impacting only patients and their families, but this study is a reminder that the cost of asbestos exposure is potentially very high for an entire society,” says Alex Strauss, Managing Editor for Surviving Mesothelioma.
To learn extra concerning the new analysis, together with how the researchers hope the info will probably be utilized in counties with out asbestos bans, see The Economic Burden of Malignant Mesothelioma, now out there on the Surviving Mesothelioma web site.
Tompa, E, et al, “The economic burden of lung cancer and mesothelioma due to occupational and para-occupational asbestos exposure”, July 29, 2017, Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Epub forward of print, http://oem.bmj.com/content/early/2017/07/28/oemed-2016-104173
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