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Rationale and Study Protocol for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ Outpatient Oncology Outcomes Feasibility Study

Published:March 28, 2019DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jand.2019.01.013
      Cancer represents a substantial health and economic burden in the United States. As the second most common cause of death, cancer kills approximately 1,670 people per day.
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      Nearly 1.74 million people will be diagnosed with cancer in 2018.
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      Direct medical costs associated with cancer were estimated to be $80.2 billion in 2015, with roughly 52% of those costs for hospital outpatient or office-based provider visits.
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      This represents a substantial shift to managing cancer treatment and its side effects in the outpatient vs inpatient setting. Approximately 90% of oncology patients now receive treatment in outpatient cancer centers and clinics.
      • Halpern M.T.
      • Yabroff K.R.
      Prevalence of outpatient cancer treatment in the United States: Estimates from the Medical Panel Expenditures Survey (MEPS).
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      Biography

      D. D. Guest is a research assistant professor, Department of Internal Medicine, UNM Health Sciences Center and associate director, Behavioral Measurement and Population Science Shared Resource, UNM Comprehensive Cancer Center, Albuquerque.

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      T. Cox is a clinical dietitian, Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, TX.

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      A. Coble Voss is a visiting professor, Human Nutrition, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

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      A. Nguyen is a clinical dietitian, Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, TX.

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      K. McMillen is a manager, medical nutrition therapy, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, Seattle WA.

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      V. Williams is a clinical dietitian, UCHealth Cancer Center, Aurora, CO.

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      J. Lee is an Altarum Fellow, Altarum, Ann Arbor, MI.

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      P. Beck is a senior quality improvement facilitator, federal health solutions, Telligen, West Des Moines, IA.

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      J. Petersen is a senior quality improvement facilitator, federal health solutions, Telligen, West Des Moines, IA.

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      K. Lenning is a senior manager, health management, federal health solutions, Telligen, West Des Moines, IA.

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      T. Titus-Howard is vice president, federal health solutions, Telligen, West Des Moines, IA.

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      E. Yakes Jimenez is director, Nutrition Research Network, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Chicago, IL, and a research associate professor, Departments of Pediatrics and Internal Medicine, UNM Health Sciences Center, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque.