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Geriatric assessment of older patients with cancer in Australia- A multicentre audit

Lakhanpal, Roopa; Yoong, Jaclyn; Joshi, Sachin; Yip, Desmond; Mileshkin, Linda; Marx, Gavin; Dunlop, Tracey; Hovey, Elizabeth; Della Fiorentina, Stephen; Venkateswaran, Lakshmi; Tattersall, Martin; Liew, Sem; Field, Kathryn; Singhal, Nimit; Steer, Christopher


Objective: The aim of this study is to determine the frequency of geriatric assessment in patients aged over 70 years in Australian medical oncology clinics. Material and Methods: This was a multicentre audit in two parts: a retrospective file review of initial consultations with an oncologist and prospective audit of case presentations at multidisciplinary meetings (MDMs). Patients aged over 70 years presenting to a medical oncology clinic or being discussed at an MDM were eligible. Data was...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Geriatric Oncology
DOI: 10.1016/j.jgo.2015.03.001


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