Programs aim to improve cancer treatment at a lower cost

July 2, 2016

Hackensack oncologists say they have saved more than $1 million in one year by reducing unnecessary scans for cancer patients, part of an overall effort to improve care and reduce costs.

And Morristown Medical Center is planning to open a specialized unit at the hospital this year where oncologists — rather than harried emergency room physicians — will treat cancer patients when problems arise to better triage and reduce unnecessary admissions.

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