IOM describes grim scenario of cancer care cost, personnel crisis

The state of cancer care delivery in the United States is in disarray, bedeviled by a shrinking workforce, an increasing number of patients and ever-increasing costs, the Institute of Medicine has declared in a new report. According to the IOM, the cost of delivering cancer care will hit $173 billion a year by the end of the decade, up from $125 billion in 2010 and $72 billion in 2004. Meanwhile, the number of patients who will require oncology care is expected to grow 45 percent by 2030, while the dedicated work is expected to dwindle. Article

 

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