Journal article

Impact of COVID-19 on cancer service delivery: results from an international survey of oncology clinicians

Grace Chazan, Fanny Franchini, Marliese Alexander, Susana Banerjee, Linda Mileshkin, Prunella Blinman, Rob Zielinski, Deme Karikios, Nick Pavlakis, Solange Peters, Florian Lordick, David Ball, Gavin Wright, Maarten IJzerman, Benjamin Solomon

ESMO Open | BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2020

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: To report clinician-perceived changes to cancer service delivery in response to COVID-19. DESIGN: Multidisciplinary Australasian cancer clinician survey in collaboration with the European Society of Medical Oncology. SETTING: Between May and June 2020 clinicians from 70 countries were surveyed; majority from Europe (n=196; 39%) with 1846 COVID-19 cases per million people, Australia (AUS)/New Zealand (NZ) (n=188; 38%) with 267/236 per million and Asia (n=75; 15%) with 121 per million at time of survey distribution. PARTICIPANTS: Medical oncologists (n=372; 74%), radiation oncologists (n=91; 18%) and surgical oncologists (n=38; 8%). RESULTS: Eighty-nine per cent of clinicians repor..

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