Outcomes of intervention to improve communication between clinicians, patient with advanced cancer

Bottom Line: These studies report on the outcomes of a clinical trial that evaluated a quality-improvement intervention for communication between oncology clinicians and patients with advanced cancer. The studies are being published to coincide with presentation at a meeting. The clinical trial was conducted at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, and included 91 clinicians and 278 patients with advanced cancer.

Authors: Rachelle Bernacki, M.D., M.S., and Joanna Paladino, M.D., of Ariadne Labs, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, and coauthors

(doi:10.1001/jamaoncol.2019.0292) and (doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2019.0077)

Editor’s Note: Please see the articles for additional information, including other authors, author contributions and affiliations, financial disclosures, funding and support, etc.


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Bernacki et al study: https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamainternalmedicine/fullarticle/2728430?guestAccessKey=191157d2-e0f1-4e7d-aa83-3abe55c0d8fc&utm_source=JAMA_Network&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=ftm_links&utm_content=tfl&utm_term=031419

Paladino et al study: https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamaoncology/fullarticle/2728562?guestAccessKey=45dc82a4-1b80-4dff-b4f1-0c143b15139d&utm_source=JAMA_Network&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=ftm_links&utm_content=tfl&utm_term=031419

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