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Improving the Quality of Cancer Care in an Aging Population

Improving the Quality of Cancer Care in an Aging Population Opinion Improving the Quality of Cancer Care VIEWPOINT in an Aging Population Recommendations From an IOM Report Findings from the recently released report from the In- a geriatric assessment that provides measures of func- Arti Hurria, MD City of Hope stitute of Medicine (IOM) Committee on Improving the tional rather than chronological age. This would expand Comprehensive Cancer Quality of Cancer Care: Addressing the Challenges of an the breadth and depth of data available for understand- Center, Duarte, Aging Population, titled Delivering High-Quality Cancer ing the characteristics of patients who may benefit from California. 1,2 Care: Charting a Course for a System in Crisis, under- treatmentaswellasfordevelopinginterventionsforthose scorethattheUnitedStateshasenteredaneweraincan- vulnerabletoadverseeffects.Insum,forpatientsandphy- Mary Naylor, PhD, RN New Cortland Center cer care. The complexity of challenges that US society sicians to adequately balance the risks and benefits of for Transitions and will confront in achieving the quality of care and out- therapy, the IOM committee recommends that research Health, University of comes individuals seek and deserve have been magni- studies include a plan to recruit a population that repre- Pennsylvania School of fied because cancer is now an integral part of the aging sents the age distribution and health-risk profiles of pa- Nursing, Philadelphia. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA American Medical Association

Improving the Quality of Cancer Care in an Aging Population

JAMA , Volume 310 (17) – Nov 6, 2013

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American Medical Association
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Copyright 2013 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
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0098-7484
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1538-3598
DOI
10.1001/jama.2013.280416
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24193075
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Abstract

Opinion Improving the Quality of Cancer Care VIEWPOINT in an Aging Population Recommendations From an IOM Report Findings from the recently released report from the In- a geriatric assessment that provides measures of func- Arti Hurria, MD City of Hope stitute of Medicine (IOM) Committee on Improving the tional rather than chronological age. This would expand Comprehensive Cancer Quality of Cancer Care: Addressing the Challenges of an the breadth and depth of data available for understand- Center, Duarte, Aging Population, titled Delivering High-Quality Cancer ing the characteristics of patients who may benefit from California. 1,2 Care: Charting a Course for a System in Crisis, under- treatmentaswellasfordevelopinginterventionsforthose scorethattheUnitedStateshasenteredaneweraincan- vulnerabletoadverseeffects.Insum,forpatientsandphy- Mary Naylor, PhD, RN New Cortland Center cer care. The complexity of challenges that US society sicians to adequately balance the risks and benefits of for Transitions and will confront in achieving the quality of care and out- therapy, the IOM committee recommends that research Health, University of comes individuals seek and deserve have been magni- studies include a plan to recruit a population that repre- Pennsylvania School of fied because cancer is now an integral part of the aging sents the age distribution and health-risk profiles of pa- Nursing, Philadelphia.

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JAMAAmerican Medical Association

Published: Nov 6, 2013

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