The Resource Assessing and improving value in cancer care : workshop summary, Adam Schickedanz, rapporteur ; National Cancer Policy Forum, Board on Health Care Services, Institute of Medicine of the National Academies

Assessing and improving value in cancer care : workshop summary, Adam Schickedanz, rapporteur ; National Cancer Policy Forum, Board on Health Care Services, Institute of Medicine of the National Academies

Label
Assessing and improving value in cancer care : workshop summary
Title
Assessing and improving value in cancer care
Title remainder
workshop summary
Statement of responsibility
Adam Schickedanz, rapporteur ; National Cancer Policy Forum, Board on Health Care Services, Institute of Medicine of the National Academies
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Unlike many other areas in health care, the practice of oncology presents unique challenges that make assessing and improving value especially complex. First, patients and professionals feel a well-justified sense of urgency to treat for cure, and if cure is not possible, to extend life and reduce the burden of disease. Second, treatments are often both life sparing and highly toxic. Third, distinctive payment structures for cancer medicines are intertwined with practice. Fourth, providers often face tremendous pressure to apply the newest technologies to patients who fail to respond to established treatments, even when the evidence supporting those technologies is incomplete or uncertain, and providers may be reluctant to stop toxic treatments and move to palliation, even at the end of life. Finally, the newest and most novel treatments in oncology are among the most costly in medicine. This volume summarizes the results of a workshop that addressed these issues from multiple perspectives, including those of patients and patient advocates, providers, insurers, health care researchers, federal agencies, and industry. Its broad goal was to describe value in oncology in a complete and nuanced way, to better inform decisions regarding developing, evaluating, prescribing, and paying for cancer therapeutics."--Publisher's description
Cataloging source
E7B
Dewey number
616.994
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
RC262
LC item number
.A79 2009eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Assessing and improving value in cancer care : workshop summary, Adam Schickedanz, rapporteur ; National Cancer Policy Forum, Board on Health Care Services, Institute of Medicine of the National Academies
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Opening remarks: what is value in cancer care and why is it important? -- Part I. Challenges to value in cancer care. Clinician-patient communication and its influence and value -- Generating evidence about effectiveness and value -- Value and the oncology market -- Value in oncology practice; oncologist and health insurer perspectives -- pt. II. Ethical issues and value in oncology. Solutions for value in cancer care -- Improving value in oncology practice: ways forward -- Toward a shared understanding of value -- Acronyms -- Glossary -- Appendix A. Workshop agenda -- Appendix B. Speaker and moderator biographies
Control code
ocn649901506
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 148 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780309138154
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
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.b35654053
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)649901506
  • pebcs0309138159

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