What the 'Pathway Approach' Can Do to Improve Health Outcomes, Reduce Testing Delays For Cancer Care

Dr. Yuri Fesko of Quest Diagnostics says the "pathways approach" helped one health system speed the time between diagnosis and targeted treatment for lung cancer by as much as a month for some patients. This is the second part of a three-part video series.

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Editor of Managed Healthcare Executive, Briana Contreras, speaks with Oncologist and Vice President of Medical Affairs at Quest Diagnostics, Dr. Yuri Fesko, about why shortening the gap of time it takes to receive a cancer diagnosis and getting the treatment for it is critical to ensuring better patient outcomes. Dr. Fesko also shared steps hospitals, health systems and physicians can take now to reduce testing delays, improve outcomes and lower costs of care. These steps include using an innovative “pathways” approach that helped one health system speed the time between diagnosis and targeted treatment for lung cancer by as much as a month for some patients.