I also foresee a growing role for home monitoring, enabling patients to share outcomes – such as urinary and erectile function – with the hospital. Today, patients often have regular face-to-face consultations that require them to visit the hospital, even though they may be free of side effects or complications. In those cases, a consultation by phone may suffice, saving the patient a trip to the hospital while keeping them engaged. At the same time, monitoring patient-reported outcomes could support in identifying patients who are at risk of recurrence or who are experiencing side effects or complications – allowing healthcare professionals to intervene quickly when needed.
It would be a fitting next step in personalizing cancer care: giving every patient the care they need, while allowing them to enjoy the best possible quality of life, close to their loved ones, for as long as possible.
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