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New Research Shows Disconnect Between Patients and Policymakers on Definition of ‘Value’ in Cancer Care

WASHINGTON, cialis Sept. 29, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — New findings presented by the Cancer Support Community suggest that a significant proportion of patients have difficulty conceptualizing value in terms of current cost-benefit models used by policymakers.

Out of the 31 percent of patients who defined value as specifically relating to their health care experience, only 10 percent related cost to value as part of their definition.

The 1,415 patients in the study, recruited from the Cancer Experience Registry, were asked to answer the open-ended question: When considering your cancer experience, how do you define value?

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