|Financial Toxicity and Shared Decision Making in Oncology.|
Surgical oncology clinics of North America. 2022; 31(1): 1-7
Oncologists are often ill-prepared for patient-provider communication about the financial costs and burden of treatment. Several barriers to cost communication exist, including provider discomfort, lack of knowledge or access to accurate information, and background historic concerns that cost discussions may negatively impact the doctor-patient relationship. However, clear and transparent cost communication can yield cost-reducing strategies that ultimately mitigate the high costs of cancer care and risk for financial toxicity. CI - Copyright (c) 2021 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.