Eur J Cancer 2021 May 9;151:126-135. Epub 2021 May 9.
Institute for Health Policy, Evaluation and Management, University of Toronto, 155 College St, Toronto, ON, M5T 3MG, Canada; Sunnybrook Research Institute, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, 2075 Bayview Ave, Toronto, M4N 3M5, Canada; Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, University of Toronto, 1 King's College Cir, Toronto, ON, M5S 1A8, Canada.
Background: Although different treatment protocols for childhood acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) all achieve high cure rates, their health care utilisation and costs have not been rigorously compared.
Methods: Disease, treatment, and outcome data were chart abstracted for all children with ALL in Ontario, Canada, diagnosed 2002-2012. Linkage to population-based databases identified health care utilisation. Read More