Cancer care coordination: opportunities for healthcare delivery research

Transl Behav Med. 2018 May 23;8(3):503-508. doi: 10.1093/tbm/ibx079.


In this commentary, we discuss opportunities to explore issues related to care coordination at three points on the cancer care continuum: (1) screening, particularly coordinating follow-up for abnormal findings, (2) active treatment, particularly challenges for patients with multiple chronic conditions, and (3) survivorship, particularly issues related to facilitating shared care between oncology and primary care. For each point on the continuum, we briefly summarize some of the important coordination issues and discuss potential avenues for future research in the context of existing evidence.

Publication types

  • Introductory Journal Article

MeSH terms

  • Delivery of Health Care* / methods
  • Early Detection of Cancer / methods
  • Health Services Research / methods
  • Humans
  • Medical Oncology / methods
  • Neoplasms / diagnosis*
  • Neoplasms / therapy*