Financial Burden Higher With CVD Than Cancer
Cardiovascular disease is associated with even higher financial distress — so-called financial toxicity (FT) — than the well-documented association with cancer, and worst off were those with both diagnoses, a new study suggests. A population-based analysis of financial hardship among patients with atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD), cancer, or both showed that ASCVD patients reported higher FT regardless of cancer status. Patients with both ASVD and a cancer diagnosis had the highest FT.
@navika For this analysis, the researchers used National Health Interview Survey data on 141,286 adults 18 to 65 years of age with self-reported ASCVD, which included coronary or cerebrovascular disease, and/or cancer from 2013 to 2018. Of these patients, 6,093 had ASCVD, 6,887 had cancer, 971 had both, and 127,875 had neither.