Predictors of newly diagnosed cancer patients' understanding of the goals of their care at initiation of chemotherapy.

@article{Lennes2013PredictorsON,
  title={Predictors of newly diagnosed cancer patients' understanding of the goals of their care at initiation of chemotherapy.},
  author={Inga T Lennes and Jennifer S. Temel and Christen W Hoedt and Ashley E Meilleur and Elizabeth Lamont},
  journal={Cancer},
  year={2013},
  volume={119 3},
  pages={691-9}
}
BACKGROUND The American Society of Clinical Oncology Quality Oncology Practice Initiative endorses in their core measures that providers should discuss the goals of care (GOC) at the time of chemotherapy consent. GOC refers to chemotherapy treatment intent: cure versus noncure. In this study, the authors sought to determine whether attributes of patients and initial patient-physician encounters were associated with patients' understanding of their GOC. METHODS In total, the authors surveyed… CONTINUE READING
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