The Impact of Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation on Work and Productivity Loss in Patients with Acute Leukemia: Results from a Rapid Review

Acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL) and acute myeloid leukemia (AML) are both hematological malignancies characterized by rapid onset. While AML is more common than ALL, both typically receive cytotoxic chemotherapy in first line. Upon complete remission, patients will be considered for allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT). The economic burden of malignant blood disorders was recently studied in Europe, with an estimated €3.6 billion in productivity losses. The objective of this review is to evaluate the impact on productivity and understand the societal burden of HSCT in ALL and AML patients.

Year of Publication: 2019

Authors: Andrew Brown, Eileen Shaw, Francois Peloquin, Majed Charaan, Tara Cowling, Taylor Scory, Verna Welch

Journal Title: Blood