Socioeconomic disparities, financial toxicity, and opportunities for enhanced system efficiencies for patients with cancer.


Journal Article (Review)

Cancer care continues to stress the US healthcare system with increases in life expectancy, cancer prevalence, and survivors' complex needs. These challenges are compounded by socioeconomic, racial, and cultural disparities that are associated with poor clinical outcomes. One innovative and resource-wise strategy to address this demand on the system is expanded use of telehealth. This paradigm has the potential to decrease healthcare and patient out-of-pocket costs and improve patient adherence to recommended treatment and/or surveillance.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Abbott, DE; Voils, CL; Fisher, DA; Greenberg, CC; Safdar, N

Published Date

  • March 2017

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 115 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 250 - 256

PubMed ID

  • 28105638

Pubmed Central ID

  • 28105638

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1096-9098

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/jso.24528


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States