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Transforming Cancer Survivorship Care Through Quality Improvement Initiatives

Guadalupe R. Palos

Fran Zandstra

Katherine Gilmore

Ludivine Russell

Jacklyn Flores

Maria Alma Rodriquez

quality improvement, survivorship care plans, compliance rates
CJON 2014, 18(4), 468-470. DOI: 10.1188/14.CJON.468-470

Oncology nurses must become better prepared to conduct quality improvement projects that will optimize quality of care and patient safety for long-term cancer survivors. The growing interest in survivorship care has led to the availability of multiple versions of cancer survivorship care plans (SCPs). Despite the availability of SCPs, research is lacking evidence-based processes to evaluate whether providers comply with planning and issuing SCPs. In the current article, the authors describe exploratory efforts to monitor the providers' compliance rate in issuing SCPs in diverse disease-specific clinics.

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