Towards new models of cancer care in Australia: lessons from Victoria's response to theCOVID-19 pandemic
Craig Underhill, Phillip Parente, Grant McArthur, Andrew Haydon, Sue-Anne McLachlan, Zee Wan Wong, Eva Segelov
Internal Medicine Journal | WILEY | Published : 2020
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Health and Human Services Victoria (DHHS), the Monash Partners Comprehensive Cancer Consortium (MPCCC) and Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre (VCCC) pooled their combined infrastructure to establish the Victorian COVID-19 Cancer Network (VCCN) backed by a Taskforce of expert members. In a few short months, this state-wide clinical network implemented a number of new models of care including clinics to manage acutely presenting cancer patients away from emergency departments, chemotherapy in the home, telehealth models and addressing sustainability of clinical trials.