Table 1

Economic burden of mesothelioma

Based on 427 cases in 2011All casesPer case
Total healthcare costs$C23 212 416$C54 393
 Healthcare sector treatment costs$C17 130 994$C40 143
 Out-of-pocket costs$C6 081 422$C14 251
Total productivity and output costs$C117 844 178$C276 143
 Wage and salary costs$C26 501 873$C62 102
 Fringe benefit costs$C3 710 262$C 8 694
 Home production costs$C87 632 043$C205 347
Total friction costs$C2 360 170$C5 531
Total informal care giving costs$C5 790 544$C13 569
Total insurance administration costs$C36 886 993$C86 437
 Healthcare administration costs$C2 574 720$C6 033
 Workers’ compensation administration costs$C34 312 273 $C80 404
Total health-related quality of life costs$C296,303,160$C694 325
Overall total costs$C482 397 461$C1 130 398
  • *2011 Canadian dollars.