Value-Based Cancer Care Issues

October 2013, Vol 4, No 8

Cancer Prehabilitation May Reduce Healthcare Costs and Improve Outcomes

Julie K. Silver, MD

VBCC Perspectives

Prehabilitation (or “prehab”) has a long history as an important part of the rehabilitation care continuum. For example, patients who are electing to have a total hip or knee arthroplasty may have preoperative assessments and interventions that are sometimes grouped together and called “joint camp.” Prehabilitation has also been gaining traction in the oncology community, because of the potential it may have to improve cancer care. [ Read More ]