A mixed-methods examination of communication between oncologists and primary care providers among primary care physicians in underserved communities Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Attitude of Health Personnel
  • Communication
  • Medical Oncology
  • Medically Underserved Area
  • Physicians, Primary Care

abstract

  • Although PCPs recognize that they play a critical, proactive role in supporting patients throughout the continuum of their cancer care experience, existing norms regarding postreferral engagement and oncologist-PCP communication often hinder activation of this role among PCPs. Expected standards regarding the method, frequency, and quality of postreferral communication should be jointly articulated and made accountable between PCPs and oncologists to help improve cancer patients' quality of care, particularly in minority communities.

publication date

  • January 2015

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC4352109

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/cncr.29131

PubMed ID

  • 25377382

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 908

end page

  • 15

volume

  • 121

number

  • 6