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Choosing Wisely: The Korean Perspective and Launch of the 'Right Decision in Cancer Care' Initiative

Authors
 Joo-Young Kim  ;  Kyoung Eun Lee  ;  Kyubo Kim  ;  Myung Ah Lee  ;  Won Sup Yoon  ;  Dong Seok Han  ;  Sung Gwe Ahn  ;  Jung-Hun Kang 
Citation
 CANCER RESEARCH AND TREATMENT, Vol.52(3) : 655-660, 2020-07 
Journal Title
 CANCER RESEARCH AND TREATMENT 
ISSN
 1598-2998 
Issue Date
2020-07
Keywords
Cancer ; Cost ; Health Care ; Initiative ; Policy ; Quality ; Right Decision
Abstract
Government healthcare expenditure is rising in Korea, and the costs incurred by patients in Korea exceed those incurred by patients in other Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development countries. Despite the increasing health expenditure, patient demand for services is increasing as well, so it is now becoming recognized that cancer care needs to be balanced. The most important measure in cancer care optimization is to provide high-quality care while keeping costs sustainable. The Korean Cancer Association considers the current situation of cancer therapy in Korea the foremost issue, which has led to the implementation of the nationwide 'Right Decisions in Cancer Care' initiative. This initiative is based on the concepts of medical professionalism in that it should be led by physicians working in the field of oncology, that education should be offered to patients and clinicians, and that it should influence healthcare policy. In this article, we introduce the nationwide 'Right Decision in Cancer Care' initiative and highlight the five initial items on its agenda. The agenda is open to expansion and update as the medical environment evolves and additional clinical evidence becomes available.
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DOI
10.4143/crt.2020.221
Appears in Collections:
1. College of Medicine (의과대학) > Dept. of Surgery (외과학교실) > 1. Journal Papers
Yonsei Authors
Ahn, Sung Gwe(안성귀) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8778-9686
URI
https://ir.ymlib.yonsei.ac.kr/handle/22282913/180206
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