Palliative care and patient involvement are critical components of revised treatment pathways that put the focus where it belongs: on the patient.
Criteria for choosing Patient Reported Outcome metrics for use in oncology, plus five PROs the authors found suitable for further study.
The U.S. healthcare system is the most expensive in the world, yet it does not produce the best outcomes, either in patient expectations or in life expectancy. High costs reflect waste, inefficiency, duplication, and unnecessary services. Three underlying problems contribute to this situation.
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