The forgotten element of health care is the “care” piece

A week ago we commented on a report about 40 percent of the American population believing that “alternative” forms of therapy could cure cancer. In this week’s issue of Modern Medicine there is an even more staggering set of information. … READ MORE …

Harris Poll shows that 40 percent of Americans think “alternative therapies alone can cure cancer”

The above headline comes from information released yesterday by the American Society for Clinical Oncology (ASCO). … READ MORE …

Continuity of care for men initially started on active surveillance

You may have noticed that your sitemaster has become a tad obsessed with the ways in which active surveillance is being carried out at different centers and the potential for standardization of this process in the interests of definable groups of patients. … READ MORE …

How well did your urologist do for you?

A new report in the journal JAMA Surgery has suggested that urologists who see fewer patients tend to get higher satisfaction ratings than those with higher-volume practices. … READ MORE …

Why “patient-reported outcomes” are important

As regular readers will be aware, your sitemaster is a tad obsessed with the quality of “care” that patients receive from their healthcare providers (as opposed to “just” the quality of their diagnosis and treatment). … READ MORE …

More reports from the EAU “Update on Prostate Cancer”

Dr. Zachary Klaassen and UroToday have provided us with four more interesting summaries of presentations by faculty at the European Association for Urology (EAU)’s meeting in Vienna last weekend. … READ MORE …

Good advocacy, good advice, and the quality of CARE

Your sitemaster has decided that we need to be very clear about something related to the management of (in particular) low-risk and very low-risk, localized prostate cancer — but it applies across the prostate cancer spectrum over time … … READ MORE …