Author(s): Owusu C, Studenski SA
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Abstract Existing literature lends support to the benefit of shared care in the management of chronic diseases, but there are limited data on the feasibility, cost-effectiveness, or benefits of shared care in oncology. A recent conference organized by the Aging and Cancer Program of the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center sought to explore the perceptions of physicians and other allied health professionals who attended the conference about shared care in the acute management of older patients with cancer using a case history presentation and an anonymous audience response system. Analyses of the audience response indicated that shared responsibility and enhanced information exchange in addition to the current level of communication between providers involved in the acute management of older patients with cancer is desirable. Studies exploring the feasibility and benefits of a shared care model in the management of older patients with cancer are needed.
This article was published in J Am Geriatr Soc
and referenced in Journal of Cancer Science & Therapy