Following patient pathways to psycho-oncological treatment: identification of treatment needs by clinical staff and electronic screening.

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Summary of "Following patient pathways to psycho-oncological treatment: identification of treatment needs by clinical staff and electronic screening."

In this retrospective investigation of patient pathways to psycho-oncological treatment (POT) we compared the number of POT referrals before and after implementation of electronic screening for POT needs and investigated psychosocial predictors for POT wish at a nuclear medicine department.


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Name: Psycho-oncology
ISSN: 1099-1611


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