Changing Treatment Paradigms in Gynecologic Oncology
In This Video
- An exciting innovation in the field is a platform called Patient Reported Outcome Metrics
- This change in treatment paradigms enables clinicians to provide more patient-centered care
- The patient is at the center of the shared decision-making about their care, and ultimately the outcome that matters most is the outcome as defined by the patient
In this video, Marcela del Carmen, MD, a gynecologic oncologist in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Massachusetts General Hospital, a clinician in the Center for Gynecologic Oncology in the Mass General Cancer Center, and chief medical officer of Massachusetts General Physicians Organization, discusses an exciting innovation in the field: a platform called Patient-Reported Outcome Metrics.
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I think that we're becoming more and more aware of changes in treatment paradigms and ways that we can create programs that address these tensions and these disparities so that we can feel more comfortable at the end of the encounter with a patient that we are providing patient-centered care.
One of the most exciting innovations in the field, I think—across not just oncology, but probably across medicine altogether—is a platform called patient-reported outcome metrics. Patient-reported outcome metrics puts the patient at the center of the shared decision-making around what are the goals of treatment that the patient really wants to see unfold as she engages in a plan of care.
So I think we are coming full circle in medicine where the physician is really there to provide guidance and recommendations, but we are becoming more and more cognizant and aware that ultimately the outcome that really matters is the outcome as defined by the patient. So these platforms are becoming, I would say, much more commonplace in the way that we provide clinical care and also the way that we measure success when we look at research programs.
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