Risk-Based health care, the cancer survivor, the oncologist, and the primary care physician Journal Article

Authors: McCabe, M. S.; Partridge, A. H.; Grunfeld, E.; Hudson, M. M.
Article Title: Risk-Based health care, the cancer survivor, the oncologist, and the primary care physician
Abstract: Cancer survivors face substantial risks for morbidity, reduced quality of life, and premature mortality related to the cancer itself and/or the interventions undertaken to control cancer. Risk-based care that involves a personalized systematic plan of periodic screening, surveillance, and prevention relevant to the cancer experience is recommended to address the comprehensive health needs of the growing population of cancer survivors. Risk-based care and coordination between oncology and primary care providers have been identified as important metrics of quality cancer survivorship care. Various models of survivorship care, treatment summaries, and survivorship care plans have been promoted as methods to facilitate communication among providers across care transitions and improve survivor access to quality survivorship care. However, research supporting the feasibility of implementing these practices and their effectiveness in enhancing health outcomes is limited. This article reviews key concepts underpinning clinical and research initiatives endeavoring to improve access to quality care among long-term survivors and summarizes results of intervention studies implementing these elements in transitioning survivors from oncology to primary care providers for long-term follow-up care. © 2013 Elsevier Inc.
Journal Title: Seminars in Oncology
Volume: 40
Issue: 6
ISSN: 0093-7754
Publisher: Elsevier Inc.  
Date Published: 2013-12-01
Start Page: 804
End Page: 812
Language: English
DOI: 10.1053/j.seminoncol.2013.09.004
PROVIDER: scopus
PUBMED: 24331199
PMCID: PMC4465133
Notes: Export Date: 2 January 2014 -- CODEN: SOLGA -- Source: Scopus
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