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Getting Good Care


Every person with breast cancer deserves the best care possible. Finding good health care providers and a quality hospital helps ensure you get excellent care and may also give you peace of mind.

This section of Understanding Breast Cancer outlines resources to help you find a good provider and medical center and describes ways to help make sure you get the best quality of care.

Quality of Care 

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In 2013, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) released a set of recommendations (below) on improving cancer care in the U.S. The report Delivering High-Quality Cancer Care: Charting a New Course for a System in Crisis recommends improvements to fix shortcomings that add cost and burden to cancer care. Susan G. Komen® was one of 13 organizations sponsoring this study.

The report identified key ways to improve quality of care:

  • Ensure that cancer patients are engaged and understand their diagnoses so they can make informed treatment decisions with their health care providers 
  • Develop a trained and coordinated workforce of cancer professionals 
  • Focus on evidence-based care, using information technology to provide better information about the potential benefits of treatments 
  • Focus on quality measurements 
  • Provide accessible and affordable care for all

Read the full report.



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