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A Nurse–Pharmacist Collaborative Approach to Reducing Financial Toxicity in Cancer Care

Caroline M. Mejías-De Jesús

Ijeoma Julie Eche

financial toxicity, cancer costs, patients with cancer, medication access
CJON 2022, 26(1), 114-119. DOI: 10.1188/22.CJON.114-119

Financial toxicity is well recognized as a sequela of surviving cancer. As the number of survivors is expected to increase, so are costs associated with cancer treatments. Using a nurse–pharmacist collaborative model, efforts between oncology pharmacists and nurses may inform real-world practice solutions to improve medication access. Increased medication access may reduce out-of-pocket expenses for patients with cancer.

AT A GLANCE

  • Cancer treatment has led to increased financial difficulties in patients. 
  • Increased collaborative efforts between pharmacy and nursing colleagues may ease medication access for patients. 
  • Improved access to antineoplastic and supportive care medications may reduce financial toxicity for patients with cancer.
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