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Boston Research Summit gathers 100 health care leaders on decision making
Date:1/24/2008

use and evaluate decision aids.

  • Hidden costs and economic impact of breast cancer treatment on patients while direct medical costs associated with breast cancer and its treatment in the U.S. in 2006 were estimated to be more than $11 billion (extrapolated from the National Cancer Institute generated analyses), this research estimates the cost of non-medical expenses to the individual breast cancer patient and how this cost might influence treatment decisions.

Additionally, prominent authors will be making the case that more care is not better care including Nortin Hadler, from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, author of The Last Well Person; Shannon Brownlee of the New America Foundation and author of Overtreated; and Richard Deyo from Oregon Health and Science University, author of Hope or Hype.

Representatives from non-profit organizations including National Committee for Quality Assurance, American Academy of Family Physicians, National Partnership for Women & Families, Consumers Union, the Permanente Federation and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation will join researchers and health care practitioners at the Medical Decision Making Forum.


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