More Than the Sum of Its Parts: How Multidisciplinary Cancer Care Can Benefit Patients, Providers, and Health Systems

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Shereef M. Elnahal, MD, MBA, is from the Department of Medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts and the Department of Radiation Oncology at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland.

The ideas and viewpoints expressed in this commentary are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent any policy, position, or program of NCCN.

Peter J. Pronovost, MD, PhD, is from the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and Department of Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland.

Joseph M. Herman, MD, MSc, is from the Department of Radiation Oncology at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland.

More information about the 4 Ps of efficiency in a multidisciplinary cancer care center can be found at www.JNCCN.org.

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