Qatar provides free cancer care, greatly improving health outcomes at a substantial cost. A newly published pre-print paper in BMC Health Sciences Research examines and puts forward value-based care strategies for cancer care and value-assessment models to help reduce the financial burden of oncology care without sacrificing patient access to life-saving drugs.
According to the authors, “The National Cancer Framework (NCF) 2017–2022 for cancer care in Qatar, based on the National Cancer Strategy 2011–2016 (NCS), aims to improve the quality and delivery of cancer care by improving the understanding of patients’ needs. The NCF includes nine specific domains, provides guidance on recommended activities, and specifies success measures to develop implementation programs and measure the program outcomes”
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(Source: Research Square, September 28th, 2022)