Value-Based Care

In a recently published article, authors argued that the current metrics used for value-based reimbursement in health care are insufficient and that only improved health outcomes can truly measure clinical value. 
Fewer radiation treatments for bone metastases in patients with stage IV or incurable cancer can improve patient care while reducing the length of hospital stay.
Implementing a clinical pathway to standardize care for cancer patients experiencing bone metastases may help change physician behavior and reduce the number of painful radiation therapies used in treatment, according to an abstract presented at the 57th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) in San Antonio, TX.