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.
The Impact of Decreasing Variability in Surgical Care Through a Structured Multi-Disciplinary Thoracic Oncology Program
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.
The Impact of a Multidisciplinary Care Coordination Protocol On Patient-Centered Outcomes at an Academic Medical Center
Implementation of a standardized multidisciplinary rounds protocol can improve care coordination, patient assessments of care quality, and patient length of stay.
Researchers show that patient navigation programs can reduce provider costs by decreasing missed colorectal cancer screening appointments.
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.
Associations Between Pre- and Post-Cancer Depression Diagnoses and End-of-Life Cancer Care Intensity
In a retrospective study, authors exaimed whether depression diagnoses were associated with end-of-life care intensity among elderly cancer decedents.
SEASONS: A Prospective Study to Assess the Physical, Psychosocial, Spiritual, and Financial Needs of Breast and Prostate Cancer Survivors
Multiple needs of breast and prostate cancer survivors.
Cost-effectiveness of Afatinib Versus Erlotinib in the First-line Treatment of Patients with Metastatic Non-small Cell Lung Cancer with EGFR Exon 19 Deletion Mutations
Researchers developed a decision model to compare the cost-effectiveness of treatments for patients with EGFR-positive metastatic non–small cell lung cancer.
Health Care Use and Costs Among Medicare Patients With Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Treated With Short-Acting Beta Agonists or Long-Acting Beta Agonists
Researchers report the benefits of COPD treatment with long-acting beta agonists.