Last updated on February 2007

Integrated Care for Cancer Patients; Developing Implementing and Testing a Programme to Improve Integrated Care

Brief description of study

The purpose of this study is to compose, implement and evaluate a programme to improve the quality of integrated care for patients with cancer. Literature will be searched for components of integrated care programmes. On the basis of evidence based multi-disciplinary guidelines and literature on integrated care programmes, a set of indicators will be composed. This set will be measured in 6 hospitals on patients with non-small-cell-lung cancer. In two hospitals, an integrated care programme will be implemented and effects on processes and outcomes of care will be measured.

Clinical Study Identifier: NCT00135980

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Marielle Ouwens, MSc

Slingeland Hosptital
Doetinchem, Netherlands
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