Catalogue


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.
imprint
Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, [2013]
description
xiv, 80 p. : ill. (some col.), color map ; 24 cm
ISBN
030926944X, 9780309269445
format(s)
Book
Holdings
More Details
author
imprint
Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, [2013]
isbn
030926944X
9780309269445
contents note
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.
general note
Proceedings of a conference held October 8-9, 2012, in Washington DC.
abstract
"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.
catalogue key
10377268
 
Also issued online.
Includes bibliographical references.
A Look Inside
Summaries
Long Description
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.

This information is provided by a service that aggregates data from review sources and other sources that are often consulted by libraries, and readers. The University does not edit this information and merely includes it as a convenience for users. It does not warrant that reviews are accurate. As with any review users should approach reviews critically and where deemed necessary should consult multiple review sources. Any concerns or questions about particular reviews should be directed to the reviewer and/or publisher.

  link to old catalogue

Report a problem