Study: Distress intervention not cost-effective in cancer care

09/9/2013 |

A U.K. study found that the use of the Distress Thermometer and Problem List was not a cost-effective intervention for boosting the moods in cancer patients. Intervention did not have any effect on quality of life, psychological distress or care costs, researchers reported in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. Outcomes with distress monitoring were compared against those for a control group.

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