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Degree of Cancer Care Coordination among Primary Care, Gastroenterology, and Oncology through Service Agreements

Haggstom A, Doebbeling N, Yano M. Degree of Cancer Care Coordination among Primary Care, Gastroenterology, and Oncology through Service Agreements. Poster session presented at: VA HSR&D National Meeting; 2008 Feb 13; Baltimore, MD.




Abstract:

Colorectal cancer screening and the follow-up of abnormal results is a national priority per VHA Directive 2007-004. The VA Office of Quality and Performance estimates that veterans fail to receive timely diagnostic colonosocopy from 30-50% of the time. Little is known about the ongoing care of cancer patients after primary treatment in the VA. The VA Clinical Practice Organizational Survey (CPOS) conducted in 2006 measured practice arrangements related to performance in VA facilities. The objective of this study of service agreement implementation was to characterize the degree of care coordination among primary care, gastroenterology, and oncology.





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