Economics of treating patients

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Published: 21 May 2012
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Dr Richard Schilsky – University of Chicago, USA

Dr Richard Schilsky talks to ecancer at the European Forum on Oncology in Berlin, about the move from in-patient to outpatient treatment and how this will change the economics of oncology.


The biggest problem in medical oncology is the cost of the drugs. Dr Schilsky says that there needs to be a fundamental change in the model for the cost of caring for patients.