On 23 February 2022, All.Can launched its new flagship publication “Building efficiency in cancer care”.
The blueprint highlights key areas of inefficiency in cancer care and offers a common, broadly applicable framework to support collaborative policy action to improve efficiency in cancer care in ways that are people-centred and equitable.
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Between 20% and 40% of health spending is wasted through inefficiency, according to various reports by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD).
For All.Can, efficient cancer care delivers the best possible health outcomes using the human, financial, infrastructural and technological resources available, with a focus on what really matters to people with cancer and to society. Efficiency is not a means to cut costs: the resources freed through increased efficiency should be re-invested to advance innovation or increase system resilience.
Efficient cancer care benefits everyone and it has never been more important. COVID-19 has delayed diagnoses, compromised treatments, and curtailed research – and health systems now face a large backlog of cancer cases. The pandemic has also underscored the vital need to strengthen health systems’ resilience through efficiency gains.
Urgent and sustained policy leadership and collaborative actions at international, national, regional, and local levels are critical to align policies, practices, technologies, data systems, organisational frameworks and incentives towards building efficiency. Best practices shown to improve efficiency need to be shared and expanded.
Against this backdrop, All.Can’s “Building Efficiency in Cancer Care” blueprint is an international and multi-stakeholder contribution to:
- highlight key areas of inefficiency in cancer care taking COVID-19 into account
- present broadly applicable recommendations aimed at decision-makers for adaptation according to the national or local situation
- showcase examples of good practices from the All.Can Efficiency Hub and elsewhere to encourage their wider adoption.
On Wednesday, 23 February 2022, All.Can launched its new policy blueprint ‘Building efficiency in cancer care’, offering a common and broadly applicable framework to support collaborative policy action to improve efficiency in cancer care for better patient outcomes and more sustainable healthcare systems.
The virtual meeting hosted by MEP Tomislav Sokol featured a high-level and multi-stakeholder roundtable, including speakers from the European Commission, the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), and All.Can International membership.
From a people-centred and whole-system perspective, the All.Can Building Efficiency blueprint provides recommendations aimed at decision-makers for adaptation according to the national or local situation, and showcases examples of good practices from the All.Can Efficiency Hub and elsewhere to encourage their wider adoption.
Accordingly, the launch event highlighted the importance of sustained political will and multi-stakeholder collaboration at international, national and local levels, to share, adapt and scale good practices shown to improve cancer care efficiency. It also built on the momentum around the landmark EU policy initiatives in the area of cancer, including the Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan and the Horizon Europe Mission on Cancer, and show why tackling inefficiencies across the entire cancer care continuum is key to their success in the implementation phase.