Utility of Cancer Value Frameworks for Patients, Payers, and Physicians.

@article{Chandra2016UtilityOC,
  title={Utility of Cancer Value Frameworks for Patients, Payers, and Physicians.},
  author={Amitabh Chandra and Jason Shafrin and Ravinder Dhawan},
  journal={JAMA},
  year={2016},
  volume={315 19},
  pages={
          2069-70
        }
}
In recent years, novel cancer therapies have improved the expected survival of patients but have also increased treatment costs. As a result of these increases, patients are concerned about increasing out-of-pocket costs, clinicians must assess whether “do no harm” includes patient financial harm, and payers want to know if novel therapies are worth the cost.1 To answer these questions, some organizations have created value frameworks that can be applied to cancer therapies. The American… CONTINUE READING
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