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“Choosing Wisely” for Cancer Care in India

“Choosing Wisely” for Cancer Care in India Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology (March 2020) 11(1):4–6 https://doi.org/10.1007/s13193-020-01051-4 COMMENTARY 1 2 3 4 5 6 C. S. Pramesh & Harit Chaturvedi & Vijay Anand Reddy & Tapan Saikia & Sushmita Ghoshal & Mrinalini Pandit & 7 8 9 10 11 K. Govind Babu & K. V. Ganpathy & Dhairyasheel Savant & Gunita Mitera & Richard Sullivan & Christopher M. Booth & on behalf of the National Cancer Grid of India Published online: 17 February 2020 Indian Association of Surgical Oncology 2020 Choosing Wisely India(CWI) is an initiative to identify low- standardize and improve the quality of care delivered [5]. In a value and / or potentially harmful practices in cancer care in parallel project, the NCG undertook Choosing Wisely India to India. Modelled after Choosing Wisely in the U.S. and Canada identify and eventually reduce utilization of interventions [1–3], the CWI project was intended to facilitate a conversa- which do not offer meaningful benefit to patients. The high tion between patients, clinicians, hospitals and policy makers proportion of out-of-pocket spending among Indian cancer on delivering high quality, affordable cancer care. By identi- patients makes this highly relevant in a system where a sub- fying common low-value and/or harmful http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png "Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology" Springer Journals

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Springer Journals
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Copyright © Indian Association of Surgical Oncology 2020
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0975-7651
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0976-6952
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10.1007/s13193-020-01051-4
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Abstract

Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology (March 2020) 11(1):4–6 https://doi.org/10.1007/s13193-020-01051-4 COMMENTARY 1 2 3 4 5 6 C. S. Pramesh & Harit Chaturvedi & Vijay Anand Reddy & Tapan Saikia & Sushmita Ghoshal & Mrinalini Pandit & 7 8 9 10 11 K. Govind Babu & K. V. Ganpathy & Dhairyasheel Savant & Gunita Mitera & Richard Sullivan & Christopher M. Booth & on behalf of the National Cancer Grid of India Published online: 17 February 2020 Indian Association of Surgical Oncology 2020 Choosing Wisely India(CWI) is an initiative to identify low- standardize and improve the quality of care delivered [5]. In a value and / or potentially harmful practices in cancer care in parallel project, the NCG undertook Choosing Wisely India to India. Modelled after Choosing Wisely in the U.S. and Canada identify and eventually reduce utilization of interventions [1–3], the CWI project was intended to facilitate a conversa- which do not offer meaningful benefit to patients. The high tion between patients, clinicians, hospitals and policy makers proportion of out-of-pocket spending among Indian cancer on delivering high quality, affordable cancer care. By identi- patients makes this highly relevant in a system where a sub- fying common low-value and/or harmful

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"Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology"Springer Journals

Published: Mar 17, 2020

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