Global economic downturn linked with at least 260,000 excess cancer deaths

Posted by on May 26, 2016 2:00 am
Categories: Science

The economic crisis of 2008-10, and the rise in unemployment that accompanied it, was associated with more than 260,000 excess cancer-related deaths — including many considered treatable — within the Organization for Economic Development, according to an international study. The researchers found that excess cancer burden was mitigated in countries with universal health coverage and in those that increased health care spending.

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