Reviews

Financial toxicity in cancer care

Jeremy M O’Connor, MD; Sheetal M Kircher, MD; and Jonas A de Souza, MD


 

The cost of cancer care is increasing, with important implications for the delivery of high-quality, patient-centered care. In the clinical setting, patients and physicians express a desire to discuss out-of-pocket costs. Nevertheless, both groups feel inadequately prepared to participate in these discussions, and perhaps not surprisingly, the integration of these discussions into clinical practice seems to be the exception rather than the rule.

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