Patient perspectives on breast cancer treatment plan and summary documents in community oncology care: a pilot program.

@article{Blinder2013PatientPO,
  title={Patient perspectives on breast cancer treatment plan and summary documents in community oncology care: a pilot program.},
  author={Victoria Susana Blinder and Virginia W. Norris and Nancy Walker Peacock and Jennifer J Griggs and David P. Harrington and Anne L. Moore and Rachel Leigh Theriault and Ann Partridge},
  journal={Cancer},
  year={2013},
  volume={119 1},
  pages={
          164-72
        }
}
BACKGROUND Although the routine use of treatment plans and summaries (TPSs) has been recommended to improve the quality of cancer care, limited data exist about their impact on quality, including patient satisfaction and coordination of care. METHODS Patients received TPSs as part of the American Society of Clinical Oncology Breast Cancer Registry (BCR) pilot program of 20 community oncology practices. Participants were surveyed 2 to 4 weeks after receiving a TPS to evaluate their perceptions… CONTINUE READING
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