Patient-Centered Care Models Enhance End-of-Life Cancer Care

Patient-centered medical homes, patient navigators, and palliative care are effective forms of patient-centered end-of-life care.

Patient-centered medical home, patient navigation, and palliative care models can all improve cancer patient experience and reduce healthcare spending at the end-of-life, shows a new study published in Health Affairs.

End-of-life cancer care is often complicated, requiring a careful balance between reducing intensive treatments to support patient comfort and “giving up,” the research team said. Additionally, cancer patients often incur high healthcare costs at the end of life, typically due to high hospital and emergency department utilization...

Go to top