"If we're looking at 1,000 depressed cancer patients and we compare them to 1,000 nondepressed cancer patients, what this essentially equates to is over $4 million in extra cost--and this only includes the cost of the emergency department and hospitalizations; it does not include the cost of other visits that these patients may be making," he said at the joint congress of the International Psycho-Oncology Society and the American Psychosocial Oncology Society
Langhorne, PA, February 09, 2013 --(PR.com)-- On February 15, Tina Harralson, Ph.D., senior research scientist at Polaris Health Directions, will present at the American Psychosocial Oncology Society
Only 38% of the patients reported no financial hardship, Sharla Wells-Di Gregorio, Ph.D., reported at the annual conference of the American Psychosocial Oncology Society
ONS is joining the American Psychosocial Oncology Society
(APOS) in disseminating the findings at the February 2008 APOS Conference by generating discussion among multidisciplinary healthcare professionals to plan strategies for implementing the recommendations.