In 2006 the Institute of Medicine (IOM) produced a report focusing on the cancer patient/survivor. “Lost in Transition” focused on unmet needs of cancer survivors. from this report came a recommendation “that each cancer patient receive a ‘survivorship care plan.’ ” Since that publication, the population of cancer survivors in the U.S. has grown from 10 million to nearly 17 million and is expected to reach 22.1 million by 2030.1.
- American Cancer Society. Cancer Treatment & Survivorship: Facts & Figures 2019-2021
Follow up care plan:
Equicare has been focusing on Survivorship care planning since 2006. Equicare includes the complete library of NCCN follow up guidelines, and modifications are made as requirements change. We keep track so you don’t have to.
Producing a survivorship care plan for a patient doesn’t have to be time consuming:
- Select the patient and disease type
- Assign follow-up plan & length of time
Include all or some of the following:
- Cover page
- Table of Contents
- Welcome Letter
- Treatment Summary
- Follow-up Plan
- Care Team
- Questionnaires assigned and completed