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Evidence-Based Protocols in Cancer Treatment Reduce Variation, Improve Efficacy and Safety of Care
Date:3/16/2010

e variability in cancer treatment by focusing on proven approaches that are shown to improve quality, yield more predictable outcomes and ultimately lower the overall cost of care.

The launch of MedSolutions' oncology management program comes amid growing concern about the safety of cancer-related imaging and therapy. This concern has been voiced in the media and addressed in recent Congressional hearings to discuss stronger regulatory oversight of radiology and radiation oncology procedures following several high profile dosing errors.  

"While no program can completely eliminate the risks associated with radiation-based treatment, decision support initiatives that include facility assessments, such as those delivered by our program, can provide a valuable 'double check' for physicians and treatment teams," said Dr. Allen. "Our program helps assure that the prescribed treatment follows the latest, evidence-based clinical protocols for increased survival and quality of life while ensuring that services are delivered at quality facilities by qualified technicians to reduce the risk of preventable harm to patients."

MedSolutions' oncology management program uses evidence-based guidelines from national physician-led organizations such as the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology, the National Comprehensive Cancer Center N
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