Support Care Cancer (2018) 26:1221–1231 https://doi.org/10.1007/s00520-017-3945-8 ORIGINAL ARTICLE Costs from a healthcare and societal perspective among cancer patients after total laryngectomy: are they related to patient activation? 1 2 1 1 Femke Jansen & Veerle M. H. Coupé & Simone E. J. Eerenstein & C. René Leemans & 1,3 Irma M. Verdonck-de Leeuw Received: 18 July 2017 /Accepted: 23 October 2017 /Published online: 3 November 2017 The Author(s) 2017. This article is an open access publication Abstract 73, 87, and 82% (difference €−468 to €−719). After adjust- Purpose The aim of this study is to investigate the associa- ment for time since TL, education, and sex, the probability tions between patient activation and total costs in cancer pa- that total costs were lower in patients with a higher PAM level tients treated with total laryngectomy (TL). compared to patients with the lowest PAM level changed to Methods All members of the Dutch Patients’ Association for 62–91% (healthcare) and 63–92% (societal). After additional Laryngectomees were asked to participate in this cross- adjustment for health status, the probability to be less costly sectional study. TL patients who wanted to participate were changed to 35–71% (healthcare) and 31–48% (societal). asked to complete
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