All stakeholders — including cancer care teams, patients and their families, researchers, quality metrics developers, and payers, as well as HHS, other federal agencies, and industries — must reevaluate their current roles and responsibilities in cancer care and work together to develop a higher quality cancer care delivery system. Working toward the recommendations outlined in this report, the cancer care community can improve the quality of life and outcomes for people facing a cancer diagnosis.
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Released: August 30, The goal of the workshop and corresponding journal supplement is to expand the scientific base of health care teams in cancer care. Teams are defined as two or more people who interact dynamically, interdependently, and adaptively to achieve a common valued goal.
To reduce cancer morbidity and mortality, primary care, medical oncology groups e. The November issue of the Journal of Oncology Practice features 19 papers and four commentaries that address ways to enhance team-based oncology care. Manuscripts were written by interdisciplinary groups of authors that included clinicians, researchers, and patient advocates and they discuss both real and hypothetical case studies, models of care, and the value of teams in care.
This special series adds to the growing body of literature demonstrating how teamwork improves health care delivery. Develop a national strategy to reduce disparities in accessing cancer care, especially in underserved populations that leverages existing community interventions to improve access to affordable cancer care. Improve the affordability of cancer care by leveraging existing efforts to eliminate, e.
Delivering High-Quality Cancer Care: Charting a New Course for a System in Crisis. NOTICE: The project that is the subject of this report was approved by the . Delivering High-Quality Cancer Care: Charting a New Course for a System in Crisis (). Consensus Study Report. Delivering High-Quality Cancer Care.
To ensure quality care, patients need to understand their diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment plan—which should include palliative care to alleviate symptoms such as pain, fatigue, and insomnia, and psychosocial support across the treatment continuum—and make their preferences known, according to Dr. To accomplish the development of a higher-quality cancer care delivery system, the IOM authors urge all stakeholders, including medical teams, patients and their families, researchers, payers, industry, and federal agencies to work together toward a shared goal of improving the quality of life and outcomes for people diagnosed with cancer.
Covering Every Angle of Oncology Practice. Your message to the editors. Email address:. Intelligent redesign is a concept first coined by Robert S. The institute initiated its first comprehensive pilot project in , collaborating with Michael E.
The Society applauded the recommendations by the committee members. For oncologists, continuously improving the quality of cancer care is at the core of our mission.
In , ASCO issued recommendations to improve physician-patient communication regarding the full range of care options for patients with advanced cancer. We commend the IOM for this landmark report and will work with policymakers, patients, health IT groups, and the oncology community to implement its recommendations.
Despite the challenges ahead, Dr.
Ganz is optimistic that the goals set forth in the IOM report will result in higher quality of care for patients and a more accessible health-care system.