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The Financial Impact of Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplantation on Patient and Family

2014-08-27 03:26:07 | BioPortfolio

Summary

The purpose of this pilot study is to determine the feasibility of conducting a study of out-of-pocket costs and the long-term financial impact of allogeneic stem cell transplant.

Description

Allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) is the indicated treatment for many life-threatening illnesses affecting both adults and children. Transplant recovery and late effects require long-term medical care. At the same time that the family faces a medical crisis, a resulting financial crisis may also be pending, but is often pushed to the background due to the necessity of first preserving life. A large proportion of patients undergoing HSCT incur significant financial burden from out-of-pocket costs and a decrease in household income. Predetermined variables, both medical and demographic, gathered at the pre-transplant clinical consultation have the potential to predict the patients at greatest financial risk. This study will describe both the out-of-pocket costs and the income changes that may result from HSCT to help patients and their caregivers have a clearer picture of these costs and develop a financial plan. Health care providers can utilize this information to better inform patients and connect them to resources.

Study Design

Observational Model: Cohort, Time Perspective: Prospective

Conditions

Transplant

Intervention

Household financial data collection

Location

University of Minnesota
Minneapolis
Minnesota
United States
55455

Status

Recruiting

Source

Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research

Results (where available)

View Results

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:26:07-0400

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