Hand in hand: A multistakeholder approach for co-production of surgical care

Lorenzo Cobianchi, Francesca Dal Mas, Maurizio Massaro, Rym Bednarova, Helena Biancuzzi, Claudia Filisetti, Amelia Barcellini, Ester Orlandi, Luca Miceli, Peter Angelos

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Starting from a recent experience with breast cancer patients, our paper argues how co-production may represent a successful strategy to empower patients and reach better surgical outcomes, especially when a multistakeholder approach is employed. Co-production, where clinicians and other meaningful stakeholders like citizens, patient's associations, and policymakers are “hand in hand” with the patients, stands as one of the pillars of modern healthcare ecosystems. There is a call for the surgical community to investigate the benefit of creating programs of co-production with the patients and other meaningful stakeholders to improve the quality and outcomes of surgical care.

Original languageEnglish
JournalAmerican Journal of Surgery
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2021


  • Breast cancer
  • Co-production
  • Multistakeholder approach
  • Oncology in motion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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