|Authors||Stevenson MA, Abbott DE|
|Journal||J Surg Oncol Volume: 114 Issue: 3 Pages: 269-74|
|Publish Date||2016 Sep|
Health care spending in the United States continues to rise with cancer care consuming a disproportionate amount of that spending. As the US population ages and cancer treatment options become more complex, cost containment strategies have become essential in oncology. Patient-centered decision-making will help to contain costs but requires a well-informed patient who is able to reconcile potential treatment choices with their beliefs and values. J. Surg. Oncol. 2016;114:269-274. © 2016 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.