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dc.contributor.authorHo, J
dc.contributor.authorMcWilliams, A
dc.contributor.authorEmery, J
dc.contributor.authorSaunders, C
dc.contributor.authorReid, C
dc.contributor.authorRobinson, S
dc.contributor.authorBrims, F
dc.date.accessioned2021-02-04T02:17:01Z
dc.date.available2021-02-04T02:17:01Z
dc.date.issued2017-11-01
dc.identifierpii: bmjresp-2016-000175
dc.identifier.citationHo, J., McWilliams, A., Emery, J., Saunders, C., Reid, C., Robinson, S. & Brims, F. (2017). Integrated care for resected early stage lung cancer: innovations and exploring patient needs. BMJ OPEN RESPIRATORY RESEARCH, 4 (1), https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjresp-2016-000175.
dc.identifier.issn2052-4439
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11343/259636
dc.description.abstractThere is no consensus as to the duration and nature of follow-up following surgical resection with curative intent of lung cancer. The integration of cancer follow-up into primary care is likely to be a key future area for quality and cost-effective cancer care. Evidence from other solid cancer types demonstrates that such follow-up has no adverse outcomes, similar health-related quality of life, high patient satisfaction rates at a lower cost to the healthcare system. Core elements for successful models of shared cancer care are required: clear roles and responsibilities, timely effective communication, guidance on follow-up protocols and common treatments and rapid routes to (re)access specialist care. There is thus a need for improved communication between hospital specialists and primary care. Unmet needs for patients with early stage lung cancer are likely to include psychological symptoms and carer stress; the importance of smoking cessation may frequently be overlooked or underappreciated in the current hospital-based follow-up system. There is therefore a need for quality randomised controlled trials of patients with resected early stage lung cancer to establish optimal protocols for primary care-based follow-up and to more adequately address patients' and carers' unmet psychosocial needs, including the crucial role of smoking cessation.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherBMJ PUBLISHING GROUP
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0
dc.titleIntegrated care for resected early stage lung cancer: innovations and exploring patient needs
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.identifier.doi10.1136/bmjresp-2016-000175
melbourne.affiliation.departmentGeneral Practice
melbourne.affiliation.facultyMedicine, Dentistry & Health Sciences
melbourne.source.titleBMJ Open Respiratory Research
melbourne.source.volume4
melbourne.source.issue1
dc.rights.licenseCC BY
melbourne.elementsid1216947
melbourne.contributor.authorEmery, Jonathan
dc.identifier.eissn2052-4439
melbourne.accessrightsOpen Access


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