Delivering affordable cancer care in the 21st century : workshop summary

"Rising health care costs are a central fiscal challenge confronting the United States. National spending on health care currently accounts for 18 percent of gross domestic product (GDP), but is anticipated to increase to 25 percent of GDP by 2037. The Bipartisan Policy Center argues that "...

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Main Authors: Balogh, Erin, Patlak, Margie (Author), Nass, Sharyl J. (Author)
Corporate Authors: National Cancer Policy Forum (U.S.), Institute of Medicine (U.S.) Board on Health Care Services, Delivering Affordable Cancer Care in the 21st Century (Workshop) (2012, Washington, D.C.)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Washington, D.C. National Academies Press [2013], 2013
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Summary:"Rising health care costs are a central fiscal challenge confronting the United States. National spending on health care currently accounts for 18 percent of gross domestic product (GDP), but is anticipated to increase to 25 percent of GDP by 2037. The Bipartisan Policy Center argues that "this rapid growth in health expenditures creates an unsustainable burden on America's economy, with far-reaching consequences". These consequences include crowding out many national priorities, including investments in education, infrastructure, and research; stagnation of employee wages; and decreased international competitiveness. In spite of health care costs that far exceed those of other countries, health outcomes in the United States are not considerably better. With the goal of ensuring that patients have access to high-quality, affordable cancer care, the Institute of Medicine's (IOM's) National Cancer Policy Forum convened a public workshop, Delivering Affordable Cancer Care in the 21st Century, October 8-9, 2012, in Washington, DC. Delivering Affordable Cancer Care in the 21st Century summarizes the workshop"--Publisher's description
Physical Description:xiv, 80 pages illustrations (some color), color map 24 cm
ISBN:9780309269445
030926944X