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.
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.
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.
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
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0188898
Code Inist : 002B30A04A. Création : 09/06/1995.