Economics of Pediatric Cancer in Four Eastern Mediterranean Countries: A Comparative Assessment

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Gheorghe A., Chalkidou K., Shamieh O., Kutluk T., Fouad F., Sultan I., ...More

JCO GLOBAL ONCOLOGY, vol.6, pp.1155-1170, 2020 (ESCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 6
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1200/go.20.00041
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1155-1170
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


PURPOSE Cancer is a leading cause of death among children in the Eastern Mediterranean region, where conflict and economic downturn place additional burden on the health sector. In this context, using economic evidence to inform policy decisions is crucial for maximizing health outcomes from available resources. We summarized the available evidence on the economics of pediatric cancer in Jordan, Lebanon, the occupied Palestinian territory, and Turkey.