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Project

The cost per case of cancer in New Brunswick
Project Number: P0004

Principal Investigator: Ted McDonald

Year Approved: 2016
Year Completed: 2019

Summary...
Recent legislation changes granted presumptive workers compensation coverage to New Brunswick firefighters who develop cancer. Since premiums are set on a cost-recovery basis, fund solvency requires that stakeholders have information on the typical cost associated with each type of cancer covered.

This project fills this information gap by estimating the cost per case of these cancers using New Brunswick patient level cost data. The cost estimates will be used to develop an estimate of the future cost to the workers’ compensation system.