ESMO insight! Oncological care organisation during COVID-19 outbreak

How to manage patients with cancer at the time of COVID-19? How to organise oncological services to mitigate the disruption brought by the pandemics and ensure continuity of care provided to the patients?

The European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO), a member of the Decide Hub, publishes an excellent study in the BMJ on the lessons learned from oncology services reorganisation in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Telemedicine was implemented in 76.2% of the centres. Separated pathways for COVID-19-positive and COVID-19-negative patients were organised, with separate inpatient units and day care areas. 

To read the full study: Click here.


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