Researchers show that patient navigation programs can reduce provider costs by decreasing missed colorectal cancer screening appointments.
The authors review the foundational research in CAR-T therapy.
Establishment of Subspecialized Care in Hematologic Malignancies and a Hematopoietic Cell Transplant Program
The Levine Cancer Institute of the Carolinas HealthCare System has had a large impact on hematopoietic cell transplant outcomes.
Length of Stay and Costs of COPD: Analysis of Hospitalized Patients Treated With Arformoterol or Nebulized Short-Acting Beta2-Agonists
COPD patients treated with nebulized arformoterol experienced shorter LOS and reduced total hospitalization costs compared with nebulized SABA–treated patients.
The adoption of clinical pathways is standardizing the cancer care process, with adherence to established protocols impacting efficacy, safety, and cost of care.
Patient-Reported Outcome Measurement in Clinical Practice: Overcoming Challenges to Continue Progress
The authors share their experiences with implementing PRO collection and discuss the key considerations for success, including appropriate measure selection, achieving buy-in from health care providers, and utilizing PRO data in clinical practice.
The shift from fee-for-service to value-based payment systems is likely to continue.
As the Republican party gains control over federal health care policy, it seems likely that patients will have much more involvement in their health care.
The way in which health care is delivered must be rethought with a focus on care coordination, patient engagement, and specific treatments through clinical pathways.
Clinical pathways provide opportunities to facilitate a shift towards patients who have ownership of their treatment and behave as active consumers.