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Delivering affordable cancer care in the 21st Century : workshop summary / Erin Balogh, Margie Patlak, and Sharyl J. Nass, rapporteurs ; National Cancer Policy Forum, Board on Health Care Services, Institute of Medicine of the National Academies.

Author/Creator:
Delivering Affordable Cancer Care in the 21st Century (Workshop) Corporate Author
Publication:
Washington, District of Columbia : National Academies Press, [2013] , ©2013
Conference Name:
Delivering Affordable Cancer Care in the 21st Century (Workshop) (2012 : Washington, D.C.), issuing body.
Delivering Affordable Cancer Care in the 21st Century (Workshop)
Format/Description:
Conference/Event
Book
1 online resource (94 p.)
Subjects:
Cancer -- Treatment -- Congresses.
Medical care, Cost of -- Congresses.
Medical care -- Finance -- Congresses.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
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.
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.
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 67-74).
Description based on print version record.
Contributor:
National Cancer Policy Forum (U.S.), sponsoring body.
Institute of Medicine (U.S.). Board on Health Care Services, issuing body.
Balogh, Erin, contributor.
Patlak, Margie, contributor.
Nass, Sharyl J., contributor.
ISBN:
0-309-26946-6
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