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Financial Toxicity Is Associated With Worse Physical and Emotional Long-term Outcomes After Traumatic Injury.

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Summary of "Financial Toxicity Is Associated With Worse Physical and Emotional Long-term Outcomes After Traumatic Injury."

Increasing healthcare costs and high deductible insurance plans have shifted more responsibility for medical costs to patients. After serious illnesses, financial responsibilities may result in lost wages, forced unemployment, and other financial burdens, collectively described as financial toxicity. Following cancer treatments, financial toxicity is associated with worse long-term health related quality of life outcomes (HRQOL). The purpose of this study was to determine the incidence of financial toxicity following injury, factors associated with financial toxicity, and the impact of financial toxicity on long-term HRQOL.

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Name: The journal of trauma and acute care surgery
ISSN: 2163-0763
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