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CancerCareĀ® Establishes Patient Values Initiative Releases Focus Group Assessment

(CancerCare) June 13, 2017 - CancerCareĀ® has announced the establishment of the CancerCare Patient Values Initiative a multi-pronged effort with an aim to reframe the national healthcare policy dialogue so that it includes what is important to patients and their families.

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Thomas Marsland, MD (Posted: June 16, 2017)

quotesSo one of the significant changes in all of the newer compensation models based on value is to include the idea of the what is important to the patient. We have to some extent done that but unfortunately all to often in the more traditional fee for service the patients perspective of what is valuable was not address. Value will change from patient to patient. What is important to a 35 year old mother will be drastically different than what if valuable to an 80 year old gentleman. Another important point is that these discussions have to be ongoing since the patients' definition of value will change as they migrate through the cancer treatment world. Formalizing the patients views as part of the ongoing record is a needed step forward.quotes

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