Journal article

Utilisation of geriatric assessment in oncology - a survey of Australian medical oncologists.

Timothy HM To, Wee Kheng Soo, Heather Lane, Adnan Khattak, Christopher Steer, Bianca Devitt, Haryana M Dhillon, Anne Booms, Jane Phillips

Journal of Geriatric Oncology | Published : 2019

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: Geriatric assessment (GA) is a multidimensional health assessment of the older person to evaluate their physical and cognitive function, comorbidities, nutrition, medications, psychological state, and social supports. GA may help oncologists optimise care for older patients with cancer. The aim of this study was to explore the views of Australian medical oncologists regarding the incorporation of geriatric screening tools, GA and collaboration with geriatricians into routine clinical practice. METHODS: Members of the Medical Oncology Group of Australia were invited to complete an online survey that evaluated respondent demographics, practice characteristics, treatment decision-..

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