As the population of cancer survivors increases, follow-up care is extending across the continuum ranging from primary care to hospice. Clinical decision support can provide evidence-based cancer symptom management guidance to ensure care continuity. In this project we engaged clinical experts to develop generalized symptom management algorithms targeting constipation and fatigue. We discovered that one size does not fit all, and algorithms need to be developed around goals for care and cancer care context.

Learning Objective: Explain why a generalized cancer symptom guideline may not be sufficient to address the needs of primary care and end-stage cancer care without accommodating goals for care and the cancer care delivery context.
Understand the limitations of using a single generalized cancer symptom management algorithm across the continuum of care.


David Lobach (Presenter)
Klesis Healthcare

Mary Cooley, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Barbara Halpenny, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Jennifer Ligibel, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Andrea Enzinger, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Janet Abrahm, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

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