NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,241 terms related to cancer and medicine.

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deductible
(dee-DUK-tih-bul)
The amount of money that a patient with health insurance pays for healthcare services before the health insurance plan begins to pay. Healthcare services may include visits to the doctor, laboratory tests, prescription medicines, and hospital stays. Not all healthcare plans require a deductible. Usually, plans with higher deductibles have lower monthly premiums (payments).