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Arizona Oncology Praises New Guidelines for Patient Care
Date:3/1/2010

reating NSCLC patients, providing a key point of comparison to determine cost savings.    

"For several years, US Oncology network physicians have been committed to providing high-quality, cost-effective cancer care through the development and adoption of our evidence-based Level I Pathways," says Marcus Neubauer, M.D., with Kansas City Cancer Center, a physician within the network and  the principal investigator in the study.  "We expected costs to be lower with Pathway adherence, but for us to completely validate Pathways as a quality care, cost-effective solution we needed to show that survival was not compromised; this study proves that the use of Level I Pathways results in enhanced cancer care value while maintaining equivalent clinical outcomes."

Currently, there is limited empirical evidence regarding the cost-effectiveness of newer treatment strategies. "To our knowledge, this is the first study to empirically measure the cost-effectiveness of evidence-based treatment guidelines for cancer therapy," says

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