ECCO essential requirements for quality cancer care: Melanoma

Michel W Wouters, Olivier Michielin, Esther Bastiaannet, Marc Beishon, Orlando Catalano, Veronique Del Marmol, Roberto Delgado-Bolton, Rémi Dendale, Maria Die Trill, Andrea Ferrari, Ana-Maria Forsea, Hannelore Kreckel, József Lövey, Gre Luyten, Daniela Massi, Peter Mohr, Simon Oberst, Philippe Pereira, João Paulo Paiva Prata, Piotr RutkowskiTiina Saarto, Sapna Sheth, Gilly Spurrier-Bernard, Meri-Sisko Vuoristo, Alberto Costa, Peter Naredi

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Abstract

BACKGROUND: ECCO essential requirements for quality cancer care (ERQCC) are explanations and descriptions of challenges, organisation and actions that are necessary to give high-quality care to patients who have a specific type of cancer. They are written by European experts representing all disciplines involved in cancer care. ERQCC papers give oncology teams, patients, policymakers and managers an overview of the elements needed in any healthcare system to provide high quality of care throughout the patient journey. References are made to clinical guidelines and other resources where appropriate, and the focus is on care in Europe.

MELANOMA: ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR QUALITY CARE: CONCLUSION: Taken together, the information presented in this paper provides a comprehensive description of the essential requirements for establishing a high-quality service for melanoma. The ERQCC expert group is aware that it is not possible to propose a 'one size fits all' system for all countries, but urges that access to multidisciplinary teams and specialised treatments is guaranteed to all patients with melanoma.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)164-178
Number of pages15
JournalCritical Reviews in Oncology/Hematology
Volume122
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2018

Keywords

  • Delivery of Health Care/methods
  • Europe
  • Humans
  • Medical Oncology/methods
  • Melanoma/therapy
  • Quality of Health Care

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