Hutchinson Institute for Cancer Outcomes Research
Healthcare costs in the United States are increasing at a higher rate than other countries. Life expectancy and other patient outcomes are not improving. A cancer diagnosis can be devasting, not just for their health but also financially. As the graphs show below, cancer patients have a much higher rate of filing for bankruptcy than the general population.
These graphs starkly display the need for programs like HICOR. HICOR is uniquely positioned to bring together disparate groups such as health care delivery systems, care providers, industry partners, public and private insurers, patients and patient advocates to work towards a single goal – determining the best treatment and value for cancer care.