Abstract:The costs associated with treating mCRC are substantial. Inpatient and outpatient care remain key cost drivers in the medical management of mCRC. Cost chare of biologics was low, but increased between 2004 and 2009. The study sample only included patients with commercial and Medicare supplemental insurance in the US thus may not be generalizable to patients with other insurance or in other countries. Indirect costs associated with mCRC were not examined.
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