American Cancer Society National Conference on Purchasing Oncology Services : Current Methods and Models in the Marketplace. Chicago, IL, USA, 1997/09/11.
The Department of Defense (DoD) military health system has responsibility for providing medical care for more than 8 million beneficiaries.
This article discusses initiatives related to both the providing and purchasing of oncology services.
A description of health care coverage under TRICARE, the Department's managed care program, which utilizes military treatment facilities and civilian health care providers, is provided.
Participation in clinical trials by the DoD beneficiaries, oncology services in military treatment facilities, quality management programs, cancer research, and the development of new technologies to enhance early cancer detection are presented.
Access to research trials and new technologies is necessary for a comprehensive approach to cancer care.
Clinical trials have been the vehicle by which the oncology community developed most of its formal clinical evidence for the efficacy of various treatment approaches.
The Department participates in clinical trials through cooperative group membership or affiliation.
Through an interagency agreement with the National Cancer Institute, DoD beneficiaries have available the option of participating in NCI-sponsored clinical trials through the direct military care system or through civilian care with reimbursement for approved protocols nationwide.
The DoD has been actively involved in breast cancer research since 1992 and prostate and ovarian cancer research since 1997. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Cancérologie, Milieu militaire, Médecine, Armée, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Système santé, Homme, Article synthèse, Tricare
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Cancerology, Military environment, Medicine, Army, United States, North America, America, Health system, Human, Review
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Cote : 98-0295323
Code Inist : 002B30. Création : 27/11/1998.