ACOEM offers CME for reading selected articles in our peer-reviewed Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (JOEM). One (1) credit can be earned per article.
To earn credits, you must have an active individual subscription to JOEM for the issue in which the ACOEM Online CME course is offered. The CME activity itself must not be expired.
About the Article
To estimate the economic burden of bladder cancer due to occupational exposures.
Using a societal perspective, we estimate the lifetime costs of newly diagnosed cases of bladder cancer in Canada that is associated with occupational exposure for the calendar year 2011. The three major categories we consider are direct, indirect, and quality of life costs.
There were 199 newly identified cases of bladder cancer. The estimated total cost of bladder cancer for new cases in 2011 was $131 million and an average per-case cost of $658,055 CAD (2011 dollars). Of the total costs, direct costs accounted for 6%, indirect costs 29%, and health-related quality of life costs 65%.
The per-case economic burden of bladder cancer due to occupational exposure is substantial which suggests the importance and value of exposure reduction.
Accessing the Online Exam
After reading the article referenced in the title of this product and purchasing this CME product, navigate to ACOEM Connect. Select "Education>Access My Online Learning" to complete the online exam and evaluation.
You will have unlimited opportunities to pass the exam to earn CME credit for each article. You may also claim MOC credit.
• 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit TM
• 1 ABPM Maintenance of Certification credit
This activity expires on March 31, 2021. Claiming must be completed before then to earn credit.