Cirrhosis-related financial burden impairs liver cancer surveillance

BOSTON — Researchers found that health care financial burden was common in patients with cirrhosis and may be associated with lower receipt of hepatocellular carcinoma surveillance, according to a presenter at The Liver Meeting 2019.“The impetus of our study was prior data that suggested patients with cancer often report medical-related financial problems including high out-of-pocket cost, medical debt, and even bankruptcy,” Amit G. Singal, MD, MS, from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, said during a press conference. “While this has been describedRead More

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