Doctors should discuss financial concerns of cancer patients – DukeHealth.org

Most cancer patients would like to talk about the cost of their care with their doctors, but often don’t because they fear the discussion could compromise the quality of their treatment, researchers at Duke Cancer Institute report.

Yet many patients who do broach the subject of finances believe it helps decrease costs.

Those findings, from a survey of 300 insured patients treated at Duke and affiliated clinics in rural North Carolina, suggest that doctors can play a role in easing financial worries just by taking the problem into account.

via Doctors should discuss financial concerns of cancer patients – DukeHealth.org.

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