Navigating the high costs of cancer care: opportunities for patient engagement.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Over the past decade, the financial burden of cancer care on patients and their families has garnered increased attention. Many of the potential solutions have focused on system-level interventions such as adopting value-based payment models and negotiating drug prices; less consideration has been given to actions at the patient level to address cancer care costs. We argue that it is imperative to develop and support patient-level strategies that engage patients and consider their preferences, values and individual circumstances. Opportunities to meet these aims and improve the economic experience of patients in oncology are discussed, including: shared decision-making and communication, financial navigation and treatment planning, digital technology and alternative care pathways, and value-based insurance design.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Gunn, AH; Sorenson, C; Greenup, RA

Published Date

  • October 2021

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 17 / 28

Start / End Page

  • 3729 - 3742

PubMed ID

  • 34296620

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1744-8301

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.2217/fon-2021-0341


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England