Continued Care Preferences of Cancer Survivors


Cancer survivors appear to prefer receiving follow-up care from cancer specialists as opposed to primary care providers. A study of preferences among cancer survivors showed that these individuals believed primary care providers:

Lacked the cancer expertise of oncology specialists.
Had limited or no involvement with patients’ original cancer care.
Lacked continuity of care when not involving oncology specialists.

Abstract: Annals of Family Medicine, September/October 2012.

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