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Treatment that is accepted by medical experts as a proper treatment for a certain type of disease and that is widely used by healthcare professionals. Also called best practice, standard medical care, and standard therapy (source NCI).

These costs are those costs related to the patient's treatment, whether they are in a trial or receiving standard therapy. These costs are often covered by health insurance. They include:

  • Doctor visits

  • Hospital stays

  • Standard treatments

  • Lab tests

  • X-rays and other imaging tests

Created: 02.26.21
Updated: 03.01.21