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Financial Hardship in Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology: The Need for Multidimensional and Multile

Journal of Clinical Oncology - November 22, 2021

"AYAs with cancer may have not only inadequate insurance coverage, but also limited financial assets and significant work interruption, leading to greater financial hardship than any other age group with cancer. Moreover, younger patients with cancer are more likely to use harmful cost-saving strategies (eg, missing appointments or procedures and medication nonadherence) and to experience bankruptcy, which is a risk factor for mortality. Health care policy needs to continually be evaluated and modified to adapt to complex health care systems and, more importantly, to ensure that patients who are at risk of increased financial hardship are properly supported to reduce potential adverse health outcomes." Read Article >>

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