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Author Delivering Affordable Cancer Care in the 21st Century (Workshop) (2012 : Washington, D.C.), issuing body.

Title 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
Published Washington, District of Columbia : National Academies Press, [2013]


Description 1 online resource (94 pages) : illustrations (some color), color map
Series Online access: NCBI NCBI Bookshelf
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
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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 67-74)
Notes English
Print version record
Subject Cancer -- Treatment -- Congresses
Medical care, Cost of -- Congresses
Medical care -- Finance -- Congresses
Evidence-based medicine.
Neoplasms -- economics
Health Care Costs -- economics
Neoplasms -- therapy
Practice Guidelines as Topic
Evidence-Based Medicine
Health Services -- economics
HEALTH & FITNESS -- Diseases -- General.
MEDICAL -- Clinical Medicine.
MEDICAL -- Diseases.
MEDICAL -- Evidence-Based Medicine.
MEDICAL -- Internal Medicine.
Evidence-based medicine
Cancer -- Treatment
Medical care, Cost of
Medical care -- Finance
United States
Genre/Form proceedings (reports)
Conference papers and proceedings
Conference papers and proceedings.
Actes de congrès.
Form Electronic book
Author Balogh, Erin, contributor
Patlak, Margie, contributor
Nass, Sharyl J., contributor
National Cancer Policy Forum (U.S.), sponsoring body.
Institute of Medicine (U.S.). Board on Health Care Services, issuing body.
ISBN 9780309269469