Barriers to follow-up care of survivors in the United States and the United Kingdom.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Survivors of pediatric cancer face an increased risk of morbidity, mortality, and diminished quality of life associated with their previous cancer therapy. Because these risks are often modifiable, periodic lifetime medical follow-up is recommended for all survivors. This article assesses the current status of follow-up care in the United States and the United Kingdom. Potential barriers in both cultures and health care environments are described. A better understanding of these barriers has led to the development and testing of interventions intended to optimize the health care of survivors.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Oeffinger, KC; Wallace, WHB

Published Date

  • February 2006

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 46 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 135 - 142

PubMed ID

  • 16369921

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1545-5009

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/pbc.20614


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States