Founded at the Abramson Cancer Center at the University of Pennsylvania

Patient, Clinician and Administrator Experiences With Evidence-Based Practices to Reduce Unnecessary Hospitalizations and ED Visits During Cancer Treatment

Seventy-five percent of patients with advanced cancer are hospitalized in the year after diagnosis and one in six patients with advanced cancer are admitted three or more times in a year. To build a new model of cancer care delivery, we are conducting an in-depth, structured and comprehensive interview program of patients, clinicians and administrators to understand their experiences with reducing unnecessary hospitalizations and emergency department visits during cancer treatment.

This study is currently in progress.

Tara Kaufmann, MD, MS; Katharine Rendle, PhD, MSW, MPH; Erin Aakus, MD; Jennifer Braun, MHA, RN, BSN; Andrea Bilger, MS; Peter Gabriel, MD, MSE; Vivek Nimgaunkar, BS; Arnav Shah, BS; Lawrence Shulman, MD; Rebecca Trotta, PhD, RN; Justin Bekelman, MD; and Fran Barg, PhD.

Abramson Cancer Center (ACC) Cancer Control Program, Departments of Medicine, Division of Hematology Oncology, Family Medicine and Community Health, Radiation Oncology, and Anthropology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and the Penn Medicine Cancer Service Line.

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Health

Clinical Transformation

Transforming Cancer Care

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