Value Based Health Care
Recently, in Holland, a study was conducted to determine how to cut costs of care for those with Lynch syndrome. Researchers systematically assessed processes and then spoke to the patients and asked THEM what they felt was important with their care.
We give kudos to the Dutch for their recognition of the importance of integrating the patient into consideration of policies and procedures in respect to their care with Lynch syndrome. Their open, welcoming manner breaks barriers for patients and makes life with Lynch syndrome much easier. We appreciate and recognize their efforts in putting patient care first.
Their search to cut costs was successful through: (1) preventing cancer/detection at early stage (2) RAPID RESULTS OF MMR GENE MUTATION TESTING... (3) rapid investigation of the colon and uterus (4) no/little pain during colonoscopy and gynaecologic examination/biopsy (5) offer of psychological help; (6) registration with the Dutch Lynch syndrome registry.