par Klastersky, Jean ;Razavi, Darius
Référence Current opinion in oncology, 6, page (333-334)
Publication Publié, 1994
Article révisé par les pairs
Résumé : For cancer patients, quality of life and satisfaction with care are not only related to patient treatment facilities, but also to ambulatory care. Therefore, the goal of ambulatory care should be to prevent predictable morbidities, to eliminate residual morbidities when possible, to control symptoms, and to lessen discomfort when cure is not likely. Truly multidisciplinary services should be available and assessed for their effectiveness, the aim being to respond optimally to patients' needs, whether or not these needs are related to the disease or treatment. Research in this area is urgently needed.