Programmatic Reviews bring Ontario clinical leads together with international experts to review cancer system programs, analyze their effectiveness, and recommend strategic directions and improvements.
On July 23, 2012, we hosted a review of Cancer Care Ontario’s Palliative Care Program. Based on international and local input, possible future directions for the Palliative Care Program were discussed.
Presentations by International Guests:
System-level approaches to palliative care – the Australia Experience
Dr. David Currow, Professor of Palliative and Supportive Services, Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia
- Australia's population based on palliative approach model: Key features, system-level achievements and challenges including integration of palliative care within cancer care.
- Taking a population-based whole system approach:
- Key Collaborators: who and how, and how to foster system-wide adoption standards, guidelines and tools.
- The Palliative care system’s interface with the wider health system e.g. aged care sector, primary care etc.
- Australia's national system to measure outcomes and quality of palliative care services across the country including the Palliative Care Outcomes Collaboration.
Integrated systems in palliative care in Catalonia, Spain
Dr. Xavier Batiste-Gomez Alenthorn, Director of the 'Qualy' Observatory/ WHO Collaborating Center for Public Health PC Programs. Catalan Institute of Oncology (Spain), Chair of Palliative Care. University of Vic (Spain)
- The WHO Catalonia demonstration project: critical appraisal of main accomplishments and challenges over the past 20 years.
- How Catalonia has achieved integration of palliative care in cancer care, and in the wider health including the ‘secrets and challenges’ of integration into the community, and the NECPAL (Palliative Needs) project of early community identification and preliminary results. This will include extending palliative care to non-cancer populations.
- How Catalonia measures integration including how integration has produced better patient outcomes.
Outcome and quality measurement for palliative care
Dr. Amy Abernethy, Director, Duke Cancer Center for Learning Healthcare, and President-Elect, American Academy of Hospice & Palliative Medicine, United States of America
- Outcomes and patient-centred care in cancer and community palliative care practice, including the rapid learning health care model in the cancer clinic and electronic patient-reported outcomes.
- Linking patient outcome measurement and quality indicators for evaluating a palliative care service.
- Outcome measurement in palliative care: key lessons learned.
Disease Pathway Management
On June 10, 2010, we hosted a review of Cancer Care Ontario’s disease pathway management analytical framework. Based on international and internal input, several recommendations for improvement and future activities were provided to the Disease Pathway Management program.
Presentations by International Guests