A systematic review of models of care for the follow up of childhood cancer survivors
Heirs, M, Suekarran, S, Slack, R, Light, K, Gibson, F, Glaser, A, Hawkins, M and Phillips, R (2012) A systematic review of models of care for the follow up of childhood cancer survivors Pediatric Blood and Cancer, 60 (3). pp. 351-356.
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Follow-up care for survivors of childhood cancer is increasingly seen as a priority service as numbers of survivors increase. Despite this there are few published evaluations of the available options. We conducted a systematic review of published and unpublished literature. Seven uncontrolled studies, and one comparative study of a related intervention, were identified. Observational data suggest that follow-up care was useful even for patients who did not perceive this as a need. Suitably powered, well-conducted, controlled trials of adequate duration that directly compare follow-up models are required to provide robust evidence on the optimal care for these patients. Pediatr Blood Cancer 2013; 60: 351–356.
|Subjects :||Biosciences and Medicine|
|Divisions :||Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences > School of Biosciences and Medicine|
|Date :||27 July 2012|
|Identification Number :||10.1002/pbc.24253|
|Copyright Disclaimer :||© 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.|
|Depositing User :||Symplectic Elements|
|Date Deposited :||01 Jun 2016 16:29|
|Last Modified :||01 Jun 2016 16:51|
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