Special Issue "The Economic Impact and Cost-Effectiveness of Long-Term Cancer Survivorship (>5 Years)"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Health Economics".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2021).
Interests: cancer survivorship; cancer prevention; economic evaluations; decision-analytic modelling; cost analyses; financial toxicity
Interests: obstetrics and gynecology; pediatrics; reproduction; inequality; health care administration; health economics
Cancer has long become a global health issue and we expect the annual cancer incidence to reach 29.3 million worldwide by 2040 [Cancer Atlas, 2019]. Medical advances in early detection, treatment, and survivorship care continue to enhance patient outcomes and the probability of survival. Many people with a history of cancer require ongoing medical care due to chronic health conditions and late adverse effects that place a considerable strain on individuals, families, communities, health care providers, and governments. Long-term outcomes of cancer survivors past 5 years since diagnosis are under-researched and the economic impact is uncertain. Health economics research is the ideal platform to measure the long-term economic burden of cancer survivors from the patient, healthcare and societal perspectives, to aid decision-making, optimize care and use scarce health care resources responsibly.
For this Special Issue ‘Economic Impact and Cost-Effectiveness Evaluations in Long-term Cancer Survivorship (>5yrs)’ we would like to invite high-quality health economics research from a range of topics focusing on long-term outcomes beyond the initial diagnosis and treatment for cancer, such as:
- Health system costs and health services use
- Financial burden for patients, their families, and carers
- Economic evaluations, cost analyses, cost-effectiveness studies, economic modeling
- Productivity and employment
- Innovative long-term care models / economic impact of support services and programs
- Prevention of secondary cancer (e.g., screening, exercise programs)
- Research focused on specific age group (pediatric, adolescent, adult, elderly)
- Literature reviews
Dr. Katharina Merollini
Dr. Louisa Gordon
Dr. Emily Callander
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- economic evaluations
- cost analysis
- economic burden
- patient outcomes
- financial toxicity
- health services research