What can we do to improve the coordination of care for cancer patients?

Yates, Patsy (2015) What can we do to improve the coordination of care for cancer patients? Cancer Nursing, 38(3), pp. 248-249.

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The delivery of cancer services has become increasingly complex as we move to more personalized diagnostic and treatment approaches and cancer is recognized as a chronic disease. Cancer patients today typically come into contact with multiple health services over long periods. Healthcare reforms in many countries also mean that the various services involved in cancer care are funded by a confusing mix of personal, private insurer, and government sources. It is not surprising then that many patients today tell us their cancer experience is disjointed. Importantly, this lack of coordination of cancer care results in poor outcomes that can range from minor inconvenience at best to potentially life-threatening safety incidents at worst.

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ID Code: 84790
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
DOI: 10.1097/NCC.0000000000000253
ISSN: 0162-220X
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > NURSING (111000) > Nursing not elsewhere classified (111099)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Nursing
Deposited On: 15 Jun 2015 03:11
Last Modified: 16 Jun 2015 01:25

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