This application is for a CRE program of research to address multiple research questions using the same data sources. Three project specific protocols are included with this application and others will be submitted for approval as they are developed. The research program will use a range of econometric approaches to investigate health care costs and utilisation with view to informing the development of a bundled payment approach to funding cancer care. The research will include studies focusing on different cancer types, treatments and phases of cancer care including palliative care. Some of these projects may include comparisons with those without a cancer diagnosis. It will also include projects examining response to changes in funding for conditions other than cancer.