A Touchy Subject: Can Physicians Improve Value by Discussing Costs and Clinical Benefits With Patients?

Journal Article (Journal Article)

A dramatic rise in the costs of health care—and cancer care in particular—has occurred over the last decade. Increasingly, these costs are being passed on to patients in the form of cost sharing, which can have a catastrophic effect on the financial well-being of patients and their families. This article advises physicians on the importance of patient-provider interaction about costs as a means to improving value in cancer care.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Wollins, DS; Zafar, SY

Published Date

  • October 2016

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 21 / 10

Start / End Page

  • 1157 - 1160

PubMed ID

  • 27551014

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC5061533

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1549-490X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1634/theoncologist.2016-0207


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England