The Economics of Rectal Cancer Care: Considerations in Interpretation of the Literature

  • Andrew P. Zbar
  • Nir Horesh


This chapter provides a general overview of considerations when economic analyses are reported for the management of patients with rectal cancer. Although we have included an assessment of selected European, Australasian and North American variations in reported series as they pertain to rectal cancer for the use of radiotherapy, adjuvant-neoadjuvant chemotherapy and multimodality therapy, we describe more the pitfalls in the interpretation of comparative economic data assessing rectal cancer care.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Andrew P. Zbar
    • 1
    • 2
  • Nir Horesh
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Surgery and Transplantation, Department of Surgery BChaim Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer HospitalRamat GanIsrael
  2. 2.Department of Anatomy and NeuroscienceThe University of MelbourneParkvilleAustralia
  3. 3.Department of Surgery and TransplantationChaim Sheba Medical CenterRamat GanIsrael

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