Effectiveness addresses the impact of care on disease.
At Dana-Farber, we look at effectiveness from several
Our volume (i.e. the number of patients we care
for each year) gives us the experience to treat many rare diseases,
and to streamline and standardize the care for more common
The number of clinical trials offers another
window on effectiveness, since advances in cancer treatment come
from these studies, and because centers that conduct many clinical
trials provide patients with access to the most up-to-date
Similarly, our volume of stem cell transplants shows our experience offering this cutting-edge technology to
patients who need it. Research has shown that for complicated
procedures, more experience leads to better outcomes.
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