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Navigating the National Health System: A personal experience

Navigating the National Health System: A personal experience
HemOnc Today, September 25, 2016
Jai N. Patel, PharmD

An experience abroad had me contemplating the state of our health system in the United States and the implications of nationalized health care.

It is evident that no nation’s health system is ideal and satisfies all the needs of its population.

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Frequent, effective communication may minimize ‘financial toxicity’ of cancer treatments

HemOnc Today, September 25, 2016
Targeted therapies, immunotherapies and more advanced surgical procedures have dramatically improved cancer outcomes. However, progress has come at a steep cost.
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Should clinicians prescribe treatments that are more affordable but possibly less effective?

HemOnc Today, September 25, 2016
POINTCOUNTER POINT  The cost of cancer care in the United States is extremely high and continues to escalate. Because of…

Summit Medical Group MD Anderson Cancer Center names chief of oncology

September 24, 2016
William T. DeRosa , DO, FACP, has been named chief of oncology services at Summit Medical Group MD Anderson Cancer Center. Rosa will remain in clinical…
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Navigating the National Health System: A personal experience

HemOnc Today, September 25, 2016
Jai N. Patel, PharmD
An experience abroad had me contemplating the state of our health system in the United States and the implications of nationalized health care. It is…

Cover Story

Frequent, effective communication may minimize ‘financial toxicity’ of cancer treatments

HemOnc Today, September 25, 2016
Targeted therapies, immunotherapies and more advanced surgical procedures have dramatically improved cancer outcomes. However, progress has come at a…

Point/Counter

Should clinicians prescribe treatments that are more affordable but possibly less effective?

HemOnc Today, September 25, 2016
POINTCOUNTER POINT  The cost of cancer care in the United States is extremely high…

Summit Medical Group MD Anderson Cancer Center names chief of oncology

September 24, 2016
William T. DeRosa , DO, FACP, has been named chief of oncology services at Summit Medical Group MD Anderson Cancer Center. Rosa will…

In the Journals

Survey shows extensive support for nationwide precision medicine study

September 23, 2016
A majority of adults expressed support of and willingness to participate in the Precision Medicine Initiative’s national research effort…

In the Journals Plus

IV iron may improve management of postoperative anemia

September 21, 2016
The IV infusion of ferric carboxymaltose may be preferable to observation in the management of patients with functional iron deficiency anemia after…

In the Journals Plus

Compensated industry relationships common in oncology

September 21, 2016
More than one-half of U.S. oncologists received an industry-related payment in the year 2014, according to the results of a population-based study…

Senate committee weighs in on laboratory developed test regulation

September 21, 2016
The U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, or HELP, fielded expert testimonies Tuesday on laboratory developed tests for…

In the Journals

Increasing employment of physicians in hospitals not associated with improved quality of care

September 20, 2016
Over the past decade, the percentage of hospitals that employ physicians increased by 13%, according to data published in the Annals of Internal

In the Journals Plus

Chlorhexidine dressings show promise despite premature study closure

September 20, 2016
A randomized trial assessing whether chlorhexidine-containing catheter securement dressings could significantly reduce the incidence of definite…

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