Health care economics of cancer in the elderly.
Oncology Geriatric Education Retreat : Integrating Geriatrics into Oncology Training. San Juan (PRI), 1997/02/21.
Changing economic circumstances have brought increased pressure to bear on the traditional revenue sources of oncologists.
Practice standards and settings are being challenged to generate cost savings both for third-party payers and for oncology practices.
Add to this the growing number of patients older than 65 years, and particularly older than 85 years, and the profession is facing a forced reconsideration of its approach to patient treatment.
The current and future training of oncologists needs to incorporate both a multidisciplinary approach of cancer subspecialties and an enhanced ability to evaluate the use and cost-effectiveness of new therapies, second-line and third-line therapies, and palliative treatments.
Mots-clés Pascal : Economie santé, Tumeur maligne, Cancérologie, Gériatrie, Vieillard, Homme, Traitement, Chimiothérapie, Anticancéreux, Traitement palliatif, Analyse coût efficacité, Financement, Indication, Medicare
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Health economy, Malignant tumor, Cancerology, Geriatrics, Elderly, Human, Treatment, Chemotherapy, Antineoplastic agent, Palliative treatment, Cost efficiency analysis, Financing, Indication
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Cote : 97-0522369
Code Inist : 002B30A04A. Création : 13/02/1998.