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Early supportive care cuts costs related to curative treatment

Koprowski CD et al. 2018 ASCO Quality Care Symposium, Abstract 142

Key clinical point: Early supportive care measures reduced costs, ED visits, and admissions in cancer patients who underwent combined modality therapy.

Major finding: 32% of patients had ED visits, compared with 54% of patients who did not enter the early supportive care pathway.

Study details: Analysis of cost and health care utilization for approximately 200 patients who underwent concurrent radiation and chemotherapy.

Disclosures: Authors had no relationships to disclose.

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Koprowski CD et al. 2018 ASCO Quality Care Symposium, Abstract 142

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