Patient-reported outcomes and influence on overall treatment outcomes

Antonella Cardone

Despite all the improvements in diagnostics and treatments, the number of new cancer cases is projected to reach 22,2 million by 2030 increasing the burden on health care systems. Shifting from volume-based to value-based care will help to control costs. Values are not the same for everyone. A patient can express a preference only if it can follow the conversation with the Health Care Provider, which requires a certain level of health literacy. A similar problem exists on the side of HCPs who are not prepared to understand the relevance of patient reported outcomes and find it difficult to shift from their traditional practice patterns.

There is research indicating that person/patient-centred approaches are associated with better clinical outcomes and improved cost effectiveness.

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