A model for the shared care of elderly patients with cancer

J Am Geriatr Soc. 2009 Nov;57 Suppl 2:S300-2. doi: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2009.02518.x.

Abstract

A model of care for elderly patients with cancer is suggested that incorporates the concept of shared care by various disciplines but in particular the oncologist and primary care provider or geriatrician. Degrees of participation will vary over time, depending upon the needs of the patient and family.

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Geriatrics / organization & administration*
  • Humans
  • Medical Oncology / organization & administration*
  • Models, Organizational
  • Neoplasms / complications
  • Neoplasms / diagnosis*
  • Neoplasms / therapy*
  • Patient Care Team / organization & administration*
  • Primary Health Care / organization & administration*