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Real life cost of treatment and follow-up of patients with glioblastoma in Belgium: a retrospective patient chart review

BJMO - volume 12, issue 7, november 2018

N. van den Eede MD, A. de Paepe MD, D. Strens MSc, P. Specenier MD, PhD

We calculated the management costs from diagnosis to death of glioblastoma patients treated at the Antwerp University Hospital between 2007 and 2016. Overall, the average cost per patient from the health care payer’s perspective was €45,165 (95% confidence interval €37,204–€54,104). The major cost driving factor was hospitalisation.

(BELG J MED ONCOL 2018;12(7):334–338)

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