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Authors Abbott DE, Voils CL, Fisher DA, Greenberg CC, Safdar N
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Journal J Surg Oncol Volume: 115 Issue: 3 Pages: 250-256
Publish Date 2017 Mar
PubMed ID 28105638
Abstract

Cancer care continues to stress the US healthcare system with increases in life expectancy, cancer prevalence, and survivors’ complex needs. These challenges are compounded by socioeconomic, racial, and cultural disparities that are associated with poor clinical outcomes. One innovative and resource-wise strategy to address this demand on the system is expanded use of telehealth. This paradigm has the potential to decrease healthcare and patient out-of-pocket costs and improve patient adherence to recommended treatment and/or surveillance.

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