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What it will take: Case in point - Cancer Care

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Posted by Marianne Udow-Phillips on June 13, 2011

In the New England Journal of Medicine on May 26, 2011, Thomas Smith and Bruce Hillner describe a series of strategies to reduce the cost of spending on cancer care in the United States. The article is compelling, and highlights the reasons health care spending is so difficult to talk about—much less do something about: all five strategies involve changes to attitudes and practice that are both fundamental to making a difference—and extremely difficult to accomplish.

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