http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/27/health/coupon-pills-are-expected-to-surge-for-primary-care-physicians.html?_r=0 article Chemotherapy costs for primary care physicians are expected to rise for the first time since at least the 1980s, and by a wide margin.
http://health.nydailynews.com.cn/health-news/chemotherapy-costs-primary/article24082712.html Chemotherapy prices are expected more than doubling, according to the most recent survey of the nation’s primary care physician workforce.
The National Bureau of Economic Research, which surveyed nearly 100,000 primary care providers, found that chemo spending will reach $5,600 by 2025.
By 2027, primary care costs for chemo-treated patients will reach more than $15,000.
That’s a significant jump from about $4,400 in 2025, the survey found.
In contrast, primary health care spending was $1,200 in the early 1990s.
The survey of more than 800 doctors from a range of primary care fields found that primary care expenditures are on track to rise 5.5 percent annually through 2031.
Chemotherapy-associated costs are expected at least 2.5 times that level by 2027.
Primary care physicians spend a median of $100,000 a year on their medical care, the study found.
The median for non-medicine health professionals, such as dietitians and physical therapists, was $90,000, according the survey.
Primary health care expenditures for nonphysicians are also rising.
In 2020, spending on primary health services was $8,300 a year, up from $7,900 in 2015.
Primary-care expenditures are also expected to double by 2028, according a new survey by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, an independent research and advocacy organization.
The survey of primary health professionals found that by 2034, primary-care spending is projected to rise from $14,900 to $31,000 annually.