David Eton has led a team of researchers in summarizing existing tools to measure the burden of treatment. The paper was just published. Measuring burden of treatment is one of the cornerstones of minimally disruptive medicine. Making patients and clinicians aware of the burden of treatment might be helpful in moderating the intensity of treatment to ensure it matches without overwhelming the existing capacity of the patient and caregivers. Let us know what you think of this important review.
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Very useful and thorough systematic review! The identification of 12 domains across different measurements is particularly insightful for patient-clinician communication.
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