By Jennifer L. Reifel M.D., Patricia A. Ganz M.D. (auth.), Charles L. Bennett M.D., Ph. D., Tammy J. Stinson M.S. (eds.)

Policy and final result reviews signify a brand new region of analysis in oncology. figuring out the criteria that impact caliber of lifestyles, expenditures of care, styles of care, and results in oncology is necessary to supplying finished care. wellbeing and fitness companies is intended to be either a efficient zone of analysis in addition to a self-discipline that improves sufferer determination making. In sum, Cancer Policy highlights a number of the very important components of healthiness companies study in oncology.

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Either one of two steps can be used to address this issue: 1) develop cost data based on hospital charges, or 2) develop cost data from a cost accounting system. Hospitals in the United States must report their overall costs and their overall charges to the Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA) on an annual basis. [15] These cost-to-charge ratios can be developed at either an aggregate level for the institution, or on a more specific level based on the different hospital departments providing services to patients (called UB-92 categories).

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