Acta Scientific Women's Health (ASWH)(ISSN: 2582-3205)

Research Article Volume 3 Issue 1

Out of Pocket Cost of Cancer Treatment: A Study from a Tertiary Care Teaching Hospital of North India

Abas Khan1*, Farooq A Jan1, Haroon Rashid1, Arshid Manzoor Najmi2 and Imtiyaz Ahmed Wani3

1Department of Hospital Administration, SKIMS, Srinagar, India
2Department of Radiation Oncology, SKIMS, Srinagar, India
3Department of Nephrology, SKIMS, Srinagar, India

*Corresponding Author: Abas Khan, Department of Hospital Administration, SKIMS, Srinagar, India.

Received: November 17, 2020; Published: December 10, 2020

×

Abstract

  Cancer is the second leading cause of death and disability around the world. More number of people now die of cancer than from all cases of AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria put together. Households with a cancer patient experienced significantly higher Out of pocket (OOP) expenditure per capita as compared with households having a non-cancer patient. The likelihood of experiencing catastrophic health expenditure (CHE) in case of cancer was 160% more than for any other disease in India. In our study of Cancer patients, average annual out of pocket expenditure per patient was Rs.144264.26. It was observed that the direct medical costs including chemotherapy charges, investigations charges, surgery charges, hospitalization charges and radiotherapy charges accounted for 78% of the total direct costs. The average annual cost of chemotherapy per patient was 55% of the total average annual expenditure per patient in rupees. The direct non-medical costs including transportation charges, lodging charges and miscellaneous charges accounted for a significant portion of expenditure in our study, 21.93% of the total direct cost.

Keywords: Cancer; Expenditure; Health Finances; Cost

×

Citation

Citation: Abas Khan., et al. “Out of Pocket Cost of Cancer Treatment: A Study from a Tertiary Care Teaching Hospital of North India". Acta Scientific Women's Health 3.1 (2021): 02-04.




Metrics

Acceptance rate35%
Acceptance to publication20-30 days
Impact Factor0.539

Indexed In





News and Events


  • Certification for Review
    Acta Scientific certifies the Editors/reviewers for their review done towards the assigned articles of the respective journals.
  • Submission Timeline for Upcoming Issue
    The last date for submission of articles for regular Issues is April 30, 2021.
  • Publication Certificate
    Authors will be issued a "Publication Certificate" as a mark of appreciation for publishing their work.
  • Best Article of the Issue
    The Editors will elect one Best Article after each issue release. The authors of this article will be provided with a certificate of “Best Article of the Issue”.
  • Welcoming Article Submission
    Acta Scientific delightfully welcomes active researchers for submission of articles towards the upcoming issue of respective journals.
  • Contact US