Primary Care-Led Transition Clinics Hold Promise in Improving Care Transitions for Cancer Patients Facing Social Disparities: A Commentary.

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serval:BIB_5CB413D626EE
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Publication sub-type
Review (review): journal as complete as possible of one specific subject, written based on exhaustive analyses from published work.
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Publications
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Title
Primary Care-Led Transition Clinics Hold Promise in Improving Care Transitions for Cancer Patients Facing Social Disparities: A Commentary.
Journal
Journal of primary care & community health
Author(s)
Malebranche M., Sarivalasis A., Peters S., Mathevet P., Cornuz J., Bodenmann P.
ISSN
2150-1327 (Electronic)
ISSN-L
2150-1319
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2020
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
11
Pages
2150132720957455
Language
english
Notes
Publication types: Journal Article
Publication Status: ppublish
Abstract
Transitions in care are key junctions during which care coordination, communication, and individualized support are required to ensure optimal health outcomes for patients. This is particularly true for patients who face social disparities, such as poverty, limited health literacy, or belonging to a racial or ethnic minority, who are particularly at risk for experiencing poor care transitions. Interdisciplinary primary care-led transition clinics are an intervention that have shown promise in improving care transitions for diverse patient populations, including those that face social disparities, but their role in improving transitions in cancer care remains largely untapped. In this commentary we highlight why the time-limited support of an interdisciplinary primary care-led transition clinic that targets socially vulnerable cancer patients holds the promise of achieving more equitable healthcare access, healthcare quality, and ultimately more equitable health outcomes for cancer patients.
Keywords
access to care, managed care, patient centeredness, primary care, underserved communities
Pubmed
Web of science
Open Access
Yes
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19/09/2020 13:56
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21/11/2020 6:26
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