Need for Change in Cancer Care

A recent Institute of Medicine report “Delivering High-Quality Cancer Care: Charting a New Course for a System in Crisis” examines the growing demand for cancer care with an aging population of baby boomers and “increasing complexity of treatment, a shrinking workforce, and rising costs.”¬†Also missing from most delivery systems is coordinated care where patients are fully informed about options, expenses, and outcomes before starting treatment. This video provides the patient point of view, as well efforts to change the delivery system.