Value in Cancer Care

Alexander Bastian

Video Categories: Payer-Provider

Alexander Bastian discusses the critical nature of value and cost-effectiveness in cancer care, which he says is a difficult challenge and must include patients and providers.
March 31, 2015

Integrating Cost into Treatment

According to Alexander Bastian, it’s very difficult to determine how to integrate cost into the equation of cancer care. He explains that cost should be considered early on and uses Dr. Zafar’s term of financial toxicity, meaning the burden of cost can be as bad or worse than a physical [ Read More ]

July 29, 2015

Discussing Cost and Value with Patients

Dr. Steve O’Day understands that cost is a major concern for patients and urges oncologists to discuss the “big picture” with their patients so that they understand the full value of a treatment.