Oct 13, 2015
Dr. Anthony Back, MD, discusses the sobering question raised by McFarland et al. The study findings—that inpatient oncology rotations are associated with decreases in interest, empathy, and resilience—suggest that inpatient oncology units have managed to compress into a month a process of hardening...
Aug 4, 2015
The authors discuss key factors to consider that may influence decisions to participate in the Oncology Care Model, by presenting comparable payment reform efforts outside of oncology.
Jul 17, 2015
The authors say oncologists should be aware that patients will not find estimates of survival or treatment effect on the Internet, which may contribute to over-optimistic estimates of survival.
May 20, 2015
The authors discuss the first in a series of articles exploring principles and topics relevant to teams guiding clinicians involved in cancer care. They did not see evidence that multidisciplinary teams affect patient survival or cost of care, and say further research should focus on the association between team...
Apr 14, 2015
A discussion with Ron Kline of CMS, which has designed an episode-based model of oncology care that incorporates elements from several successful model tests. It is hoped that this model will demonstrate how oncology care in the US can transform into a high value, high quality...