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Princess Alexandra Hospital model of comprehensive geriatric assessment of cancer patients : methodological and practical aspects

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McCarthy, A and Berry, R and Stone, L and Walpole, E and Thomson, D and Bedford, M and Cook, P, Princess Alexandra Hospital model of comprehensive geriatric assessment of cancer patients : methodological and practical aspects, Cancer Forum, 37, (3) pp. 206-209. ISSN 0311-306X (2013) [Refereed Article]


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Abstract

There is increasing momentum in oncology to implement a two stage assessment process that accurately determines the ability of older patients to cope with, and benefit from, chemotherapy for cancer. The two-step approach aims to ensure that patients clearly fit for chemotherapy can be accurately identified and referred for treatment without undergoing a time and resource intensive Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment. Ideally, a two-step process removes the uncertainty of how to classify and then appropriately treat the older cancer patient. After trialing a two-stage screen and Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment process in the Division of Cancer Services at Princess Alexandra Hospital in 2011-12, a model of oncogeriatric care was implemented based on the findings. In this paper, the methodological and practical aspects of implementing the Princess Alexandra Hospital model are explored and further work needed to refine the process is outlined.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:cancer; geriatric oncology; Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment
Research Division:Studies in Human Society
Research Group:Sociology
Research Field:Sociology and Social Studies of Science and Technology
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences
Author:Cook, P (Dr Peta Cook)
ID Code:87836
Year Published:2013
Deposited By:Social Sciences
Deposited On:2013-12-10
Last Modified:2017-11-06
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