Applied Health Economics and Health Policy

, Volume 15, Issue 6, pp 817–818 | Cite as

Erratum to: Estimated Healthcare Costs of Melanoma in Australia Over 3 Years Post-Diagnosis

  • Thomas M. Elliott
  • David C. Whiteman
  • Catherine M. Olsen
  • Louisa G. Gordon
Erratum

1 Erratum to: Appl Health Econ Health Policy DOI 10.1007/s40258-017-0341-y

In the original publication, the ‘Key points for decision makers’ sentence which

previously read

Our extrapolated national estimates indicate that health system costs for melanoma have increased from AU$30 million for 8885 new cases in 2001 to AU$201 million for ~13,000 new cases in 2014.

should read

Our extrapolated national estimates indicate that health system costs for melanoma have increased from AU$30 million for 8885 new cases in 2001 to AU$201 million for ~13,000 new cases in 2017.

The last word in the first paragraph which previously read AU$25 million should read 25 million as this relates to population size.

In Table 5, the row ‘Number of cases’ was incorrectly published due to miscalculation as the numbers are 10 times higher than the actual values.

The correct Table 5 is given here
Table 5

Annual cost of melanoma by Australian state or territory (2017 AU$)

 

NSW [34]

VIC [34]

QLD [34]

SA [34]

WA [34]

TAS [34]

ACT [34]

NT [34]

Melanoma incidence (persons/100,000/year)

79.2

63.6

110.9

59.3

77.0

82.3

73.9

65.7

Number of cases

5782

3579

5063

982

1873

422

277

155

Melanoma costs ($ million)a

62.0

38.4

54.3

10.5

20.1

4.5

3.0

1.7

Aggregating the costs across the states will not equal $201 million from Table 3 because incidence figures from the state registries are not all from the same year. The most recent reported incidence figures were used

NSW New South Wales, VIC Victoria, QLD Queensland, SA South Australia, WA Western Australia, ACT Australian Capital Territory, NT Northern Territory

aCosts include a multiplier to account for in situ melanomas

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Thomas M. Elliott
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • David C. Whiteman
    • 1
    • 3
  • Catherine M. Olsen
    • 1
    • 4
  • Louisa G. Gordon
    • 1
    • 3
    • 4
    • 5
  1. 1.Population Health DepartmentQIMR Berghofer Medical Research InstituteBrisbaneAustralia
  2. 2.Menzies Health Institute Queensland, Centre for Applied Health EconomicsGriffith UniversityMeadowbrookAustralia
  3. 3.Centre for Research Excellence in Sun and Health QueenslandUniversity of TechnologyBrisbaneAustralia
  4. 4.School of Public HealthThe University of QueenslandBrisbaneAustralia
  5. 5.School of NursingQueensland University of TechnologyBrisbaneAustralia

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