Financial Toxicity in People With Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2020 Nov 4;izaa267. doi: 10.1093/ibd/izaa267. Online ahead of print.

Richard S Bloomfeld 1, Stephen J Bickston 2


Author information

  • 1Section of Gastroenterology, Wake Forest Univeristy School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC, USA.
  • 2Virginia Commonwealth University Health Center, Richmond, VA, USA.


Financial toxicity is the term for problems our patients suffer related to the cost of medical care. It differs from both direct and indirect costs and is surprisingly common in patients that most would consider well-insured. This editorial discusses steps we can take to limit our patients' suffering.

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