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Value: Oncologists disagree on use of value to guide cancer treatments Author

A new study recently published in Value in Health by Risha Gidwani-Marszowski, DrPH, a health economist at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System and at Stanford.

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"One of the most interesting things we found through this work is that the divergent views exist at a very basic level — the definition of value. For example, in defining value, some oncologists said cost was one of multiple factors that should be considered, while others said cost had no role at all to play in value."

The researchers asked oncologists open-ended questions about larger questions regarding value — specifically, about the oncologists' definitions and measurements of value, as well as about their value-based choices.

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