Value-Based Care

New research published in Nature Genetics showed that chemotherapy shapes the genetic evolution of urothelial cancer cells clone to become drug-resistant.
Cancer and its treatments lead to financial toxicity for patients, according to cancer specialists who reported the findings from using the Comprehensive Score for Financial Toxicity (COST) questionnaire in Cancer.
New findings presented by the Cancer Support Community suggest that a significant proportion of patients have difficulty conceptualizing value in terms of current cost-benefit models used by policymakers.
An analytic tool that allocates clinical care costs and quality measures to individual patient encounters may help to enhance the quality of care delivered by physicians, according to research published in JAMA.