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Evaluating a shared care pathway intervention to reduce chemotherapy outpatients’ unplanned presentations to hospital

Despite on-site education programs and literature for patients, unmanaged side effects from chemotherapy remain problematic for many outpatients and are associated with poorer outcomes and increased health service use among cancer patients. The study seeks to address this challenge through a shared care clinical pathway intervention which optimises existing services. The aims of the study are to assess the impact of the pathway on the number of unplanned presentations to hospital for chemotherapy outpatients as well as patient psychosocial and functional health outcomes, and determine the cost-effectiveness of the pathway.

Current status:

Funded, open to recruitment

For more information contact:

Chief Investigator Kate White, Sydney Nursing School, The University of Sydney (kate.white@sydney.edu.au, +61 2 9515 6327)