The Symposium on Multidisciplinary Care in Cancer will bring together a diverse group of stakeholders with shared interest in improving quality of cancer care. These include national and international experts on cancer care, community advocates, health insurance administrators, family care givers and cancer patients themselves. Cancer imposes a tremendous burden on modern society, including morbidity, mortality, and resource utilization. New compelling evidence suggests that cancer patients have lower rates of readmission, cancer recurrence, and complications, better functional outcomes and satisfaction when managed by well-trained multi-disciplinary specialist groups using standardized management protocols. However, numerous barriers to wide implementation of multidisciplinary cancer care exist and as a result, a significant proportion of cancer patients and cancer survivors in the United States do not receive high quality high efficiency cancer care. The Symposium provides a perfect opportunity for discussion and debate with implications for clinical practice and research.
This conference is designed so that at its conclusion, participants should be able to:
- Identify composition of multidisciplinary team-based care relevant to their area of expertise.
- Explain key process and outcomes associated with the delivery of high quality care.
- Make decisions about appropriate referrals.
- Justify necessary utilization for insurance claims report.
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