Economic burden of malignant neoplasms in Shandong province [山东省恶性肿瘤经济负担分析]

Guo, Xiaolei, Sun, Jiandong, Ma, Jixiang, Zhang, Jiyu, Fu, Zhentao, Lu, Zilong, Li, Weika, & Xu, Aiqiang (2010) Economic burden of malignant neoplasms in Shandong province [山东省恶性肿瘤经济负担分析]. Chinese Journal of Public Health (中国公共卫生), 26(7), pp. 813-816.

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To evaluate the economic burden of malignant neoplasms in Shandong province in order to provide scientific evidence for policy-making.


The main sources for this study were the data from the third sampling survey of death cause in 2006 and cancer prevalence survey in 2007 in Shandong province. The direct medical cost was calculated based on the survey data. The indirect cost due to mortality and morbidity were estimated with human capital approach based on the data of disability-adjusted life years derived from the two surveys and gross domestic product (GDP) data. The total economic burden was the sum of direct medical cost and indirect cost. The uncertainty analysis was conducted according to the methodology in global burden of disease study.


The total cost of cancer in Shandong province in 2006 estimated was 18 057 million Yuan RMB (95% confidence interval:16 817 - 19 393 million), which accounted for 0. 83% of the total GDP. The direct medical cost,indirect mortality cost and indirect morbidity cost accounted for 17.28%, 78.53%, and 4.20% of total economic burden of malignant neoplasms, respectively. Liver,lung and stomach cancer were the top three tumors with heavier economic burden, with accounted for more than one half (57. 83%) of the total economic burden of all cancers. The uncertainty of total burden estimated was around ± 7%, which mainly derived from the uncertainty of indirect economic burden.


The influence of cancers on social economy is dominated by the loss of productivity, especially by the productivity loss due to premature death. Liver, lung and stomach cancer are the major cancers for disease control and prevention in Shandong province.

Abstract in Chinese






2006年山东省因恶性肿瘤导致的总经济负担为180.57亿元(95%CI=16 817~19 393),占全省GDP总量的0.83%,其中直接医疗成本占总负担的17.28%,死亡造成的间接经济负担占78.53%,伤残所致间接经济负担占4.20%;肝癌、肺癌和胃癌为山东省经济负担最重的3种恶性肿瘤,总经济负担合计占全部恶性肿瘤的57.83%;总经济负担估计结果的不确定性范围在±7%左右,主要取决于间接经济负担的不确定性.



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ID Code: 64667
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: Authors: 郭晓雷, 孙建东,马吉祥,张吉玉,付振涛,鹿子龙,,李维卡, 徐爱强
Keywords: malignant neoplasm, economic burden, direct economic burden, indirect economic burden
ISSN: 1001-0580
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Public Health & Social Work
Deposited On: 25 Nov 2013 01:40
Last Modified: 16 Dec 2013 05:12

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