Cancer doctors urged to consider value when treating patients

May 31 2014, 17:10 IST
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Cancer doctors should consider the financial as well as the medical impact of treatment for patients. Thinkstock Cancer doctors should consider the financial as well as the medical impact of treatment for patients. Thinkstock
SummaryCancer doctors should consider the financial as well as the medical impact of treatment for patients.

good value to me," he said. "One-time treatment over a few months and yet we are having a lot of consternation because of the cost."

Cancer doctors, he suggested, need to do much more to consider both the volume and the price of the treatments and tests they prescribe for patients.

"We are not doing everything we can to lower costs," he said.

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