Financial toxicity in clinical care today: a “menu without prices”

Bogda Koczwara, Louisa Gordon and Ian N Olver
Med J Aust 2016; 205 (11): . || doi: 10.5694/mja16.00837
Published online: 12 December 2016

We thank Currow and Aranda1 for raising awareness about the importance of financial toxicity in their recent article. Financial toxicity — a term increasingly used in oncology — is known to not just worsen the quality of life of people affected by cancer, but in some cases, such as bankruptcy, is associated with reduced survival.2

  • Bogda Koczwara1
  • Louisa Gordon2
  • Ian N Olver3

  • 1 Flinders Medical Centre, Adelaide, SA
  • 2 QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, Brisbane, QLD
  • 3 Sansom Institute, University of South Australia, Adelaide, SA

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