Affiliation: McMaster University
- Health system characteristics of quality care delivery: a comparative case study examination of palliative care for cancer patients in four regions in Ontario, CanadaJonathan Sussman
Supportive Cancer Care Research Unit, Juravinski Cancer Centre, Canada
Palliat Med 26:322-35. 2012..A number of palliative care delivery models have been proposed to address the structural and process gaps in this care. However, the specific elements required to form competent systems are often vaguely described...
- The interface of primary and oncology specialty care: from diagnosis through primary treatmentJonathan Sussman
CCFP, Supportive Cancer Care Research Unit, Department of Oncology, McMaster University, Juravinski Cancer Centre, 4th Floor, 699 Concession St, Hamilton, ON, Canada
J Natl Cancer Inst Monogr 2010:18-24. 2010....
- The impact of specialized oncology nursing on patient supportive care outcomesJonathan Sussman
Supportive Cancer Care Research Unit, Juravinski Cancer Centre, Hamilton, ON, Canada
J Psychosoc Oncol 29:286-307. 2011..The results of this study are important in supporting the design and development of controlled trials to examine provider roles in the coordination of supportive cancer care...
- Coordination of palliative cancer care in the community: "unfinished business"Kevin Brazil
St Joseph s Health System Research Network, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Support Care Cancer 17:819-28. 2009..This study assessed the degree to which services in south-central Ontario, Canada, were coordinated to meet the supportive care needs of palliative cancer patients and their families...
- End-of-Life Cancer Care: Temporal Association between Homecare Nursing and HospitalizationsHsien Seow
1 Department of Oncology, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
J Palliat Med 19:263-70. 2016..Our objective was to investigate the temporal association of homecare nursing, especially by generalist nurses, with reduced end-of-life hospitalizations...
- Factors associated with not receiving homecare, end-of-life homecare, or early homecare referral among cancer decedents: A population-based cohort studyDaryl Bainbridge
Department of Oncology, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada Electronic address
Health Policy 119:831-9. 2015..05). The systematic differences in homecare use that we identified can help to guide strategies for improving access to these important services. ..
- Impact of community based, specialist palliative care teams on hospitalisations and emergency department visits late in life and hospital deaths: a pooled analysisHsien Seow
Department of Oncology, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario L8V 5C2, Canada
BMJ 348:g3496. 2014..To determine the pooled effect of exposure to one of 11 specialist palliative care teams providing services in patients' homes...
- Do high symptom scores trigger clinical actions? An audit after implementing electronic symptom screeningHsien Seow
Department of Oncology, McMaster University, 699 Concession St, Hamilton, Ontario L8V 5C2, Canada
J Oncol Pract 8:e142-8. 2012..This study examined whether patient visits with higher symptom scores are associated with higher rates of symptom documentation in the chart and symptom-specific actions being taken...
- Advanced lung cancer patients' experience with continuity of care and supportive care needsAmna Husain
Division of Palliative Care, University of Toronto, Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care, Mount Sinai Hospital, 60 Murray St, 4th Floor, Toronto, ON, Canada, M5T 3L9
Support Care Cancer 21:1351-8. 2013..The study focuses attention on continuity of care as an important aspect of optimizing outcomes in cancer care...
- Core domains for a person-focused outcome measurement system in cancer (PROMS-Cancer Core) for routine care: a scoping review and Canadian Delphi ConsensusDoris Howell
University Health Network and Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
Value Health 16:76-87. 2013....
- Towards improving the co-ordination of supportive cancer care services in the communityKevin Brazil
The Supportive Cancer Care Research Unit, Hamilton Regional Cancer Centre, Hamilton, Ont, Canada
Health Policy 70:125-31. 2004..The study generated recommendations to improve co-ordination of supportive cancer care at both the administrative as well as direct care level...
- Providing supportive care to cancer patients: a study on inter-organizational relationshipsKevin Brazil
St Joseph s Health System Research Network, Supportive Care Research Unit, Juravinski Cancer Centre, Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada
Int J Integr Care 8:e01. 2008..Despite the recognition that SCC services must be better coordinated, little research has been done to examine inter-organizational relationships that would enable this goal...
- Robotic radiosurgery for the treatment of 1-3 brain metastases: a pragmatic application of cost-benefit analysis using willingness-to-payJeffrey Noah Greenspoon
Department of Oncology, Juravinski Cancer Centre Division of Radiation Oncology, McMaster University, Ontario, Canada
Technol Cancer Res Treat 12:517-23. 2013..Cost-benefit analysis offers an analytic method to evaluate local preferences and provide accountability when allocating limited healthcare resources. ..
- Clinical experience using hypofractionated radiation schedules in breast cancerTimothy J Whelan
Department of Oncology, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada Juravinski Cancer Centre, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Semin Radiat Oncol 18:257-64. 2008..Early cohort studies report good local control and acceptable morbidity. Randomized trials are now underway to compare this approach to conventional whole-breast irradiation...
- Factors associated with acute care use among nursing home residents dying of cancer: a population-based studyDaryl Bainbridge
Senior Research Coordinator, McMaster University, and Juravinski Cancer Centre, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Int J Palliat Nurs 21:349-56. 2015..Little is known about residents of long-term care (LTC) facilities who die of cancer. The authors examined factors among this cohort prognostic of greater acute care use to identify areas for improving support in LTC...
- A systematic review of studies evaluating diffusion and dissemination of selected cancer control interventionsPeter Ellis
Hamilton Regional Cancer Centre, Hamilton, ON, Canada
Health Psychol 24:488-500. 2005..Future research should consider methodological issues such as the most appropriate study design and outcomes to be evaluated...
- Technology resource planning in radiation oncology: application of a needs-based analytic framework to radiosurgery planning in OntarioJeffrey N Greenspoon
McMaster University, Ontario, Canada
J Oncol Pract 8:358-62. 2012..The goal of this article is to demonstrate the feasibility of applying an explicit, needs-based model to resource planning in radiation oncology...
- Who is responsible? The role of family physicians in the provision of supportive cancer careKevin Brazil
St Joseph s Health System Research Network the Supportive Care Research Unit, Juravinski Cancer Centre and the Departments of Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
J Oncol Pract 6:19-24. 2010..However, little research exists on the specific role FPs play in addressing these needs...
- Common Components of Efficacious In-Home End-of-Life Care Programs: A Review of Systematic ReviewsDaryl Bainbridge
Department of Oncology, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
J Am Geriatr Soc 64:632-9. 2016..Knowledge of these features can help inform the design of this care in local contexts that will more likely improve outcomes for individuals in an effective and cost-efficient manner. ..
- Are family physician visits and continuity of care associated with acute care use at end-of-life? A population-based cohort study of homecare cancer patientsUmmukulthum Almaawiy
1McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada
Palliat Med 28:176-83. 2014..Previous end-of-life cancer research has shown an association between increased family physician continuity of care and reduced use of acute care services; however, it did not focus on a homecare population or control for homecare nursing...
- What constitutes a "clinical trial"?: a survey of oncology professionalsJames R Wright
Department of Oncology, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Trials 9:12. 2008....
- A Pan-Canadian practice guideline: prevention, screening, assessment, and treatment of sleep disturbances in adults with cancerDoris Howell
University Health Network Princess Margaret Hospital, 610 University Avenue PMH, Room 15 617, Toronto, ON, Canada
Support Care Cancer 21:2695-706. 2013....
- Multidisciplinary health care professionals' perceptions of the use and utility of a symptom assessment system for oncology patientsDaryl Bainbridge
Juravinski Cancer Centre McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
J Oncol Pract 7:19-23. 2011..This study examines the perceived value of the ESAS among clinical teams and barriers to its use in enhancing multidisciplinary care...