Communication between cancer specialists and family doctors

Can Fam Physician. 1993 Jan;39:49-57.


In a qualitative study using focus group interviews, family physicians in London, Ont, were asked to describe how they perceived their role in follow-up cancer patient care. Barriers to fulfilling this role existed both in the tertiary cancer care setting and among the family physicians themselves. Suggestions for overcoming these barriers were generated.

MeSH terms

  • Aftercare / standards
  • Attitude of Health Personnel*
  • Communication Barriers*
  • Continuity of Patient Care
  • Family Practice / standards*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Interprofessional Relations*
  • Job Satisfaction
  • Male
  • Medical Oncology / standards*
  • Ontario
  • Physician's Role*
  • Physicians / psychology
  • Surveys and Questionnaires