A systematic review of models of care for the follow-up of childhood cancer survivors

Morag Heirs, Sara Suekarran, Russell Slack, Kate Light, Faith Gibson, Adam Glaser, Michael Hawkins, Robert Phillips

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    Follow-up care for survivors of childhood cancer is increasingly seen as a priority service as numbers of survivors increase. Despite this there are few published evaluations of the available options. We conducted a systematic review of published and unpublished literature. Seven uncontrolled studies, and one comparative study of a related intervention, were identified. Observational data suggest that follow-up care was useful even for patients who did not perceive this as a need. Suitably powered, well-conducted, controlled trials of adequate duration that directly compare follow-up models are required to provide robust evidence on the optimal care for these patients.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)351-356
    Number of pages6
    JournalPediatric Blood & Cancer
    Issue number3
    Early online date27 Jul 2012
    Publication statusPublished - Mar 2013

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    Copyright © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.


    • Child
    • Delivery of Health Care
    • Follow-Up Studies
    • Humans
    • Neoplasms
    • Survivors


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