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In this article, authors look at value tools now available that are increasingly being utilized by payers in oncology to improve care delivery and better manage costs. 
The quality of life measure is becoming more important in determining the effectiveness of different treatment options and the development of clinical pathways. 
Authors look at how frameworks proposed by various organizations are useful for assessing the value of different treatments. 
Authors take a look at how improved diagnostic testing can lead to better care for patients with Alzheimer's disease.
Authors discuss aspects of medication that can provide different results for patients, such as formulation, route of administration, device, or packaging.
Omitting radiotherapy for women with low-risk luminal A breast cancer would produce significant cost savings without adversely affecting outcomes.
This issue of Journal of Clinical Pathways aims to improve how health-related quality of life should be assessed and its impact on patient outcomes.
Richard G Stefanacci and his coauthors describe how clinical pathways can be designed to achieve the Triple Aim of care. 
Transparency of the evidence synthesis and clinical pathway development processes will be key to ensuring buy-in among stakeholders.