Cancer clinical nurse specialists can identify gaps in service provision that, when filled, can improve patient pathways – and experience – during cancer treatment. This article describes a service redesign project at a district general hospital that improved the efficiency of the prostate cancer diagnostic pathway – and supportive discharge of women following breast cancer treatment – through a stratified cancer pathway. Both pathways are different models of service delivery that support the growth of cancer services and are financially astute.
Cancer Nursing Practice. doi: 10.7748/cnp.2018.e1403Correspondence
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Received: 02 February 2017
Accepted: 27 July 2017
Published online: 13 February 2018
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