Coordination of paediatric oncology care: an explorative Swedish case study
Journal article, 2021

Purpose:
The aim of this paper is to empirically describe and analyze factors deemed to be relevant for the successful provision of coordinated paediatric oncology care by physicians and nurses involved.
Design/methodology/approach:
A qualitative case study primarily consisting of interviews. Findings: The paper's findings indicate that certain factors (i.e. distinct mission, clear treatment protocols and support from external stakeholders) relevant for the provision of coordinated paediatric oncology care have not received sufficient attention in previous research. In addition, emphasis is placed on the necessity of facilitating constructive working relationships and a bottom-up perspective when pursuing improved care coordination.
Originality/value:
The factors described and analyzed may act as insights for how paediatric oncology might be improved in terms of care coordination and thus facilitate care integration. In addition, the paper's findings identify factors relevant for further empirical studies in order to delineate their generalizability.

Care quality

Paediatric oncology care

Care coordination

Care integration

Author

Christian Gadolin

Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics, Service Management and Logistics

University West

Erik Eriksson

Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics, Service Management and Logistics

Patrik Alexandersson

Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics, TME verksamhetsstöd, Project and Centre Management

Journal of Integrated Care

1476-9018 (ISSN) 2042-8685 (eISSN)

Vol. In Press

Subject Categories

Health Care Service and Management, Health Policy and Services and Health Economy

Nursing

Social Work

Areas of Advance

Health Engineering

DOI

10.1108/JICA-10-2020-0063

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Latest update

6/24/2021