3 years ago

The burden of cancer in Spain

X. Badía, M. Tort, A.-G. Manganelli, C. Camps, E. Díaz-Rubio

Abstract

Introduction

Cancer imposes a huge financial burden in all developed countries. This study estimates the burden of cancer in Spain in 2015.

Methods

The most recent available epidemiological data on prevalence, incidence and mortality, and the economic data on direct (hospital, drugs, and primary care) and indirect (productivity) costs was used from the social perspective.

Results

Prevalence, incidence, and mortality were, respectively, 1240, 478, and 218 per 100,000 inhabitants. Mortality was higher for men, while disability rates were higher for women. Direct costs accounted for 4818 million euros and indirect costs were 640 million euros in 2015. Direct costs were almost completely borne by the hospital (94%). Total burden of cancer in Spain was 5458 million euros in 2015.

Conclusions

In Spain, the costs of cancer were mainly borne by the hospital and these costs might increase in the future due to the expected increase in longevity. Further research would be needed to investigate whether it is possible to redistribute the economic burden of cancer.

Publisher URL: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12094-018-1972-7

DOI: 10.1007/s12094-018-1972-7

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