What is it about?

We use a model to estimate the macroeconomic effect of head and neck cancer for countries across the world. We also look at the relationship between surgical workforce and outcomes for head and neck cancer.

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Why is it important?

This is the first macroeconomic analysis of head and neck cancer. Furthermore, we show a relationship between surgical workforce and head and neck cancer outcomes. Historically, global health efforts have focused on prevention of head and neck cancer (e.g. reducing risk factors like tobacco and alcohol use), but we argue that access to surgery is also an important factor in improving outcomes. These findings and the country-specific data that we provide (in the online appendix) can be used to inform national and regional health policy on surgery.

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This page is a summary of: Global Burden of Head and Neck Cancer: Economic Consequences, Health, and the Role of Surgery, Otolaryngology, January 2020, SAGE Publications, DOI: 10.1177/0194599819897265.
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