With the growing burden of cancer and financial pressures on our health care systems, there is an urgent need to improve the efficiency in cancer care.
Improving efficiency is not a question of linear cost-cutting – but of finding ways to allocate resources more efficiently to achieve better outcomes for patients.
This will require tough decisions, and thinking in terms of long-term investments rather than short-term policy fixes.
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Why do we need to focus on improving the efficiency of cancer care?
“If things don’t change, we risk not being able to offer future generations the benefits of research advances in cancer, as governments will not be able, or willing, to pay for them.”1Richard Sullivan, The Lancet Commission for Sustainable Cancer Care
Commission in High Income Countries (2011) 1. Sullivan R, Peppercorn J, Sikora K, et al. Delivering affordable cancer care in high-income countries.
The Lancet Oncology 2011;12(10):933–80.