Factoring in caregiving to loss of productivity cost related to cancer

December 11, 2008 by  
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According to the Matria Healthcare website, a recent study shows that the loss of productivity due to cancer in 2000 was approximately $146 billion. However, if you factor in caregiving and household activity and it increases to $232.4 billion. The expectations are that this amount will climb to over $300 billion by 2020. These are astonishing numbers. This study helps to make a case for legislation to provide caregivers with some form of help; preferably a combination of support such as preventative medical, mental, and financial.

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