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
Published: Washington, D.C. National Academies Press [2013], 2013
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Collection: National Center for Biotechnology Information - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction
  • A financial crisis in health care
  • Drivers of health care costs
  • Cancer care costs
  • Financial burden on patients with cancer
  • Questionable value
  • Current challenges
  • Inappropriate incentives
  • Unrealistic expectations
  • Overuse and misuse of interventions
  • Variable care, lack of best practices, and an inadequate evidence base
  • Legal and regulatory issues
  • Assessing value
  • Possible solutions
  • Patient and clinician communication and education
  • Best practices in cancer care
  • Evidence base for clinical practice and reimbursement
  • Financial incentives aligned with affordable, high-quality cancer care
  • Delivery system and reimbursement changes
  • Wrap up
  • Includes bibliographical references