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The simulation provided an opportunity for meeting attendees to observe the process by which oncologists determine initial diagnostic tests critical to treatment selection, the most appropriate treatment for each line of therapy, and criteria for subsequent treatment selection.
Through an appreciation of heuristics, we can better understand the factors that influence the decision-making processes of different stakeholders and adjust our approach to delivering value-based care to our patients.
Express Scripts recently announced the purchase of eviCore, a leading medical benefits management firm, for $3.6 billion. The merger has the potential to be the first comprehensive care management offering.
The potential impact of CAR-T therapies should not be underestimated, nor should their complexity, which is why a broader understanding of stakeholder knowledge and perception may be critical to their adoption and use.
This paper explores the growing trend of clinical pathways for symptom management—including how they can be applied across cancer care and the positive downstream effects of pathways for symptom control—by examining the implementation of symptom management clinical pathways at one treatment center.
Post-TOP lobectomy is associated with increased clinical staging, greater utilization of mediastinoscopy and bronchoscopy, performance of minimally invasive resection, greater number of lymph nodes procured, and decreased length of stay.
This paper examines the establishment of the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance Clinical Pathways Office, as well as the goals of clinical pathway development from the standpoint of a regional hospital system.