The theme for ASTRO's 54th Annual Meeting is Advancing Patient Care Through Innovation. Changing demographics, a physician based delivery system predicted by many to be unable to meet future demand, dramatic growth in science and technology transfer, shifts in patient attitudes and expectation, and all in the context of a health care delivery system that is becoming increasingly unaffordable represent important societal trends that will force change in how health care will be conceived and delivered. These trends will have untold effects on radiation oncology care as well. Many health policy experts see “innovation” as the solution for these challenges to our health care system—not only technological innovation, but innovation in the delivery of care—to achieve improved outcomes while bending the cost curve.
At the conclusion of this activity, the learner will be able to:
- Examine the multidisciplinary care to improve patient outcomes.
- Describe the various trends that are impacting the delivery of medical care. – i.e. health policy, health economic, epidemiologic and demographic.
- Employ quality and safety measures in the delivery of radiation therapy.
This continuing medical education activity is designed to meet the interests of radiation oncologists, radiation oncology residents, radiation biologists, radiation physicists, dosimetrists, oncologists working in related specialties, radiation therapists, radiation oncology nurses, radiation oncology administrators and all other health professionals involved in the field of radiation oncology.
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