Breast Cancer (2017) 24:694–701 DOI 10.1007/s12282-017-0759-y O R I G IN AL ARTI CL E 1 1 2 • • Hideko Yamauchi Chizuko Nakagawa Takashi Fukuda Received: 18 October 2016 / Accepted: 31 January 2017 / Published online: 16 February 2017 The Japanese Breast Cancer Society 2017 Abstract Keywords Breast cancer Cost analysis Survivorship Background As cancer frequently occurs during the most Work loss productive years of life, our purpose was to estimate the cost of work loss of cancer survivors and develop inter- ventions to minimize the loss. Introduction Methods We estimated the cost of the work loss from all cancers resulting from patients’ inpatient, outpatient, and Cancer and its treatments largely affect the socioeconomic non-treatment days. This was calculated with a new status of a community. Support systems for working cancer method, the product of the ‘‘employment rate coefﬁ- patients are urgently required throughout the world. The cient 9 productivity coefﬁcient,’’ making use of data peak of the breast cancer incidence rate comes at a younger published by the Japanese Ministries. age range in Japan than in Western countries [1, 2]. About Results The estimate of work loss on treatment days for all half of
Breast Cancer – Springer Journals
Published: Feb 16, 2017
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