Ambulatory approach to cancer care. Part 3: starting and maintaining the service and its challenges and benefits.

@article{Comerford2019AmbulatoryAT,
  title={Ambulatory approach to cancer care. Part 3: starting and maintaining the service and its challenges and benefits.},
  author={Diana Comerford and Raakhee Shah},
  journal={British journal of nursing},
  year={2019},
  volume={28 17},
  pages={
          S4-S8
        }
}
This is the final article in a three-part series. Previous articles discussed the patient experience and the enhanced roles of nurses and the multidisciplinary team (MDT) and their role in safety within ambulatory care (AC) at a major London teaching hospital. There is understandably apprehension when starting a new service and embarking on a new healthcare concept. The challenges of starting and maintaining an AC service are multifaceted. Common questions posed to this London teaching hospital… 

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