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Systemic Anti-Cancer Therapy: For better, for worse? (2008)

This NCEPOD report highlights the process of care of patients who died within 30 days of receiving systemic anti-cancer therapy (SACT). It takes a critical look at areas where the care of patients might have been improved. Remediable factors have been identified in the clinical and the organisational care of these patients.
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Executive Summary (160Kb)
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Report Slides 

Slides (10.7Mb)
Dr Marisa Mason, Chief Executive, NCEPOD
Dr Diana Mort, Clinical Co-ordinator, NCEPOD
Mr Mark Lansdown, Clinicial Co-ordinator, NCEPOD
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SACT: For better, for worse? - Chemotherapy Services in England (63Kb)
Prof Mike Richards, National Clinicial Director for Cancer

SACT: For better, for worse? - JCCO Response (713Kb)
Dr Jane Barrett & Dr Alison Jones, Joint Collegiate Council for Oncology

SACT: For better, for worse? - A Physicians Perspective (328Kb)
Prof Derek Bell, The Society of Acute Medicine

SACT: For better, for worse? and End of Life Care Strategy (156Kb)
Dr Teresa Tate, Marie Curie Cancer Care

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Report Podcast Report Podcast (9.1Mb)
BMJ interview with Dr Diana Mort, NCEPOD Clinical Co-ordinator discussing the findings made in the report.
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Study Questionnaires (4 Qs)
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Treatment Questionnaire
FollowUp & Admitting Questionnaire
Organisational Questionnaire
Assessment Form
Assessment Form - Insert 2
Assessment Form - Insert 3

 

Self assessment checklist for trusts (124Kb)
A simple tool to allow hospitals to assess themselves against the recommendations from this report and to track action where necessary. This tool is suitable for amendment by each hospital as appropriate.
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