Little research has examined the volume and pattern of physician use or the scope of multiple physician use in patients with cancer.
The authors studied a sample of 259 patients with advanced cancer who received outpatient chemotherapy at two hospital clinics and eight private oncology practices.
These patients reported regularly seeing an average of three different physicians an average of 15 times in 3 months.
The number of physicians seen was strongly correlated with the number of reported visits (r=0.65).
Mots-clés Pascal : Tumeur maligne, Soin santé primaire, Homme, Anticancéreux, Continu, Médecin, Chimiothérapie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Malignant tumor, Primary health care, Human, Antineoplastic agent, Continuous, Physician, Chemotherapy
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Cote : 93-0221175
Code Inist : 002B04A. Création : 199406.