Using Survivorship Care Plans to Enhance Communication and Cancer Care Coordination: Results of a Pilot Study

Deborah K. Mayer, PhD, RN, AOCN®, FAAN; Allison M. Deal, MS; Jeffrey M. Crane, MD, FACP; Ronald C. Chen, MD, MPH; Gary N. Asher, MD, MPH; Laura C. Hanson, MD, MPH; Stephanie B. Wheeler, PhD, MPH; Adrian Gerstel, BA; Melissa A. Green, MPH; Sarah A. Birken, PhD; Donald L. Rosenstein, MD


Purpose/Objectives: To compare a structured cancer survivorship care plan (SCP) transition visit versus an SCP transition visit coupled with a coordinated follow-up visit from the primary care provider (PCP).

Design: Pilot randomized, controlled study.

Setting: REX Cancer Hospital, a community cancer center in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Sample: 34 adults completing treatment with curative intent.

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