Association between overall survival and government spending on cancer care

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Dr Felipe Ades - Institut Jules Bordet, Brussels, Belgium

Dr Felipe Ades talks to ecancer at ECC 2013 on survival after cancer diagnosis in Europe, based on goverment spending on health care.

Researchers will tell the meeting that higher wealth and higher health expenditure are strongly associated both with increased cancer incidence and decreased cancer mortality.

In the case of breast cancer, increased health expenditure appears to be even more strongly associated with better outcomes.

 

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