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Achieving change in the NHS: a study to explore the feasibility of a home-based cancer chemotherapy service

Kelly, Daniel M., Pearce, Susan, Butters, E., Stevens, W. and Layzell, S. 2004. Achieving change in the NHS: a study to explore the feasibility of a home-based cancer chemotherapy service. International Journal of Nursing Studies. 41 (2) , pp. 215-224. 10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2003.05.002

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A major focus of current health policy in the United Kingdom is the development of services that meet the public's expectations. To achieve this there is a need to evaluate current provision to ensure that the best use is made of finite resources. The study reported here adopted an interview approach to examine an existing outpatient chemotherapy service, and to consider the feasibility of introducing a home based model. Following a review of literature on this topic data were obtained from in-depth interviews with patients and professionals regarding the present service. These were then combined with an analysis of service contracts and financial estimates. The poor quality of much of the cost-related information limited the conclusions which could be drawn, and emphasised the need for access to more accessible and robust financial information upon which to base change. The study also illustrated the benefits of feasibility studies; especially when cost-effectiveness and patient satisfaction are the driving forces behind proposed changes to clinical services.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Healthcare Sciences
Subjects: R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0254 Neoplasms. Tumors. Oncology (including Cancer)
R Medicine > RT Nursing
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cancer services, Chemotherapy, Cost-effectiveness, Change, Service development, Cancer networks
Publisher: Elsevier
ISSN: 0020-7489
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 02:53

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