The Oncology Care Model: A Critique.

  title={The Oncology Care Model: A Critique.},
  author={Christian A. Thomas and Jeffrey C Ward},
  journal={American Society of Clinical Oncology educational book. American Society of Clinical Oncology. Annual Meeting},
Rapidly increasing national health care expenditures are a major area of concern as threats to the integrity of the health care system. Significant increases in the cost of care for patients with cancer are driven by numerous factors, most importantly the cost of hospital care and escalating pharmaceutical costs. The current fee-for-service system (FFS) has been identified as a potential driver of the increasing cost of care, and multiple stakeholders are interested in replacing FFS with a… CONTINUE READING