Oral Presentation FCIC Survivorship Conference 2013

 Cancer Survivorship Care Coordination: Opportunities and Challenges (#15)

Patsy Yates 1
  1. Queensland University of Technology , Kelvin Grove, QLD, Australia

Effective coordination of cancer services continues to present many challenges. In Australia, a range of system, team and health professional led strategies have been implemented to improve cancer care coordination. Much of the focus of these interventions has been on improving treatment related experiences of people affected by cancer, with less attention being given to how best to coordinate care for cancer survivors.  Emerging evidence regarding effective care coordination for cancer survivors reflects that strategies and approaches will need to take a more population and systems based approach to cancer care coordination, and incorporate a substantial focus on supported self management.  Identifying and evaluating outcomes from care coordination interventions continues to be a priority across the entire cancer experience.