The relationship between treatment cost and prognosis of malignant pleural mesothelioma in Turkey


Guntulu A. K., METİNTAŞ S., KÖSE T., Bogar F., GİRGİNER N., BATIREL H. F., ...More

EURASIAN JOURNAL OF PULMONOLOGY, vol.21, no.1, pp.50-56, 2019 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 21 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.4103/ejop.ejop_41_18
  • Journal Name: EURASIAN JOURNAL OF PULMONOLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.50-56
  • Keywords: Cost analysis of mesothelioma, direct cost of mesothelioma, mesothelioma treatment, LUNG-CANCER, PHASE-III, CISPLATIN, ASBESTOS, PNEUMONECTOMY, RADIOTHERAPY, EXPOSURE
  • Eskisehir Osmangazi University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is endemic in the population exposed to asbestos and has high health-care cost with a limited life expectancy. The aim of this study is to evaluate the relationship between cost according to treatment type and prognosis in MPM.