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The Resource Delivering high-quality cancer care : charting a new course for a system in crisis, Committee on Improving the Quality of Cancer Care: Addressing the Challenges of an Aging Population, Board on Health Care Services ; Laura A. Levit, Erin P. Balogh, Sharyl J. Nass, and Patricia A. Ganz, editors, Institute of Medicine of the National Academies

Delivering high-quality cancer care : charting a new course for a system in crisis, Committee on Improving the Quality of Cancer Care: Addressing the Challenges of an Aging Population, Board on Health Care Services ; Laura A. Levit, Erin P. Balogh, Sharyl J. Nass, and Patricia A. Ganz, editors, Institute of Medicine of the National Academies

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Delivering high-quality cancer care : charting a new course for a system in crisis
Title
Delivering high-quality cancer care
Title remainder
charting a new course for a system in crisis
Statement of responsibility
Committee on Improving the Quality of Cancer Care: Addressing the Challenges of an Aging Population, Board on Health Care Services ; Laura A. Levit, Erin P. Balogh, Sharyl J. Nass, and Patricia A. Ganz, editors, Institute of Medicine of the National Academies
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Language
eng
Summary
"In the United States, approximately 14 million people have had cancer and more than 1.6 million new cases are diagnosed each year. However, more than a decade after the Institute of Medicine (IOM) first studied the quality of cancer care, the barriers to achieving excellent care for all cancer patients remain daunting. Care often is not patient-centered, many patients do not receive palliative care to manage their symptoms and side effects from treatment, and decisions about care often are not based on the latest scientific evidence. The cost of cancer care also is rising faster than many sectors of medicine--having increased to 125 billion in 2010 from 72 billion in 2004--and is projected to reach 173 billion by 2020. Rising costs are making cancer care less affordable for patients and their families and are creating disparities in patients' access to high-quality cancer care. There also are growing shortages of health professionals skilled in providing cancer care, and the number of adults age 65 and older--the group most susceptible to cancer--is expected to double by 2030, contributing to a 45 percent increase in the number of people developing cancer. The current care delivery system is poorly prepared to address the care needs of this population, which are complex due to altered physiology, functional and cognitive impairment, multiple coexisting diseases, increased side effects from treatment, and greater need for social support. Delivering High-Quality Cancer Care: Charting a New Course for a System in Crisis presents a conceptual framework for improving the quality of cancer care. This study proposes improvements to six interconnected components of care: (1) engaged patients; (2) an adequately staffed, trained, and coordinated workforce; (3) evidence-based care; (4) learning health care information technology (IT); (5) translation of evidence into clinical practice, quality measurement and performance improvement; and (6) accessible and affordable care. This report recommends changes across the board in these areas to improve the quality of care. Delivering High-Quality Cancer Care: Charting a New Course for a System in Crisis provides information for cancer care teams, patients and their families, researchers, quality metrics developers, and payers, as well as HHS, other federal agencies, and industry to reevaluate their current roles and responsibilities in cancer care and work together to develop a higher quality care delivery system. By working toward this shared goal, the cancer care community can improve the quality of life and outcomes for people facing a cancer diagnosis."--Publisher's description
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Also issued online
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AZS
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illustrations
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no index present
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non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Levit, Laura A.
  • Balogh, Erin
  • Nass, Sharyl J.
  • Ganz, Patricia
  • Institute of Medicine (U.S.)
  • National Academies Press (U.S.)
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  • Cancer
  • Cancer
  • Cancer
  • Cancer
  • United States
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Delivering high-quality cancer care : charting a new course for a system in crisis, Committee on Improving the Quality of Cancer Care: Addressing the Challenges of an Aging Population, Board on Health Care Services ; Laura A. Levit, Erin P. Balogh, Sharyl J. Nass, and Patricia A. Ganz, editors, Institute of Medicine of the National Academies
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Current Cancer Care Landscape: An Imperative for Change -- Patient-Centered Communication and Shared Decision Making -- The Workforce Caring for Patients with Cancer -- The Evidence Base for High-Quality Cancer Care -- A Learning Health Care Information Technology System for Cancer -- Translating Evidence into Practice, Measuring Quality, and Improving Performance -- Accessible and Affordable Cancer Care -- Appendix A: Glossary -- Appendix B: Committee Member and Staff Biographies
Control code
869559345
Dimensions
23 cm
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unknown
Extent
xxviii, 384 pages
Isbn
9780309286602
Lccn
2014397729
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unmediated
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rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)869559345
Label
Delivering high-quality cancer care : charting a new course for a system in crisis, Committee on Improving the Quality of Cancer Care: Addressing the Challenges of an Aging Population, Board on Health Care Services ; Laura A. Levit, Erin P. Balogh, Sharyl J. Nass, and Patricia A. Ganz, editors, Institute of Medicine of the National Academies
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Current Cancer Care Landscape: An Imperative for Change -- Patient-Centered Communication and Shared Decision Making -- The Workforce Caring for Patients with Cancer -- The Evidence Base for High-Quality Cancer Care -- A Learning Health Care Information Technology System for Cancer -- Translating Evidence into Practice, Measuring Quality, and Improving Performance -- Accessible and Affordable Cancer Care -- Appendix A: Glossary -- Appendix B: Committee Member and Staff Biographies
Control code
869559345
Dimensions
23 cm
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xxviii, 384 pages
Isbn
9780309286602
Lccn
2014397729
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)869559345

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