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  1. Survey of the provision of supportive care services at National Cancer Institute-designated cancer centers.

    Article - En anglais

    Purpose 

    The purpose of this survey was to determine the scope of supportive care services (SCS) designed to promote quality of life during cancer therapies at National Cancer Institute (NCl) - designated cancer centers.

    Methods 

    A survey was mailed to the medical directors and nursing directors of 52 NCl-designated comprehensive (n=26), clinical (n=11), and planning cancer centers (n=15) in the United States.

    Only one survey was completed from each institution.

    Survey questions identified services provided such as pain management, terminal care, psychosocial programs, and spiritual care.

    Results 

    Thirty-nine questionnaires were received for a total response rate of 75%. Of the respondents, 45% were comprehensive cancer centers, 24% clinical cancer centers, and 29% planning centers.

    One center did not identify their NCl designation.

    Sixty-one percent of the centers reported research programs in supportive core.

    Outside funding was reported in 51% of the respondents, with 39% having American Cancer Society (ACS) or National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding and 28% having private industry funding.

    Overall SCS self-ratings improved from a 21% rating of excellent to very good 5 years ago to the current 54% rating.

    Conclusion 

    Survey results provide data on SCS across a representative sample of NCl cancer centers and can be used to develop standards for future cancer control programs.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Tumeur maligne, Homme, Traitement, Qualité vie, Service hospitalier, Institution spécialisée, Qualité service, Personnel sanitaire, Financement, Questionnaire, Système santé, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Malignant tumor, Human, Treatment, Quality of life, Hospital ward, Specialized institution, Service quality, Health staff, Financing, Questionnaire, Health system, United States, North America, America

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 95-0188898

    Code Inist : 002B30A04A. Création : 09/06/1995.