Adverse Events

Effective Communication for Preventing and Responding to Oncology Adverse Events

Co-PI: Kathy Mazor, EdD, Meyers Primary Care Institute
Co-PI: Tom Gallagher, MD, University of Washington

The goal of the study is to improve patient-centered communication around adverse events and errors in cancer care.

Specific aims are:

1. to describe patients' experiences with communication around adverse events and errors in cancer care.

2. to describe providers' experiences and practices with communication around adverse events and errors in cancer care.

3. to develop practical recommendations, provider training materials and patient educational materials for improving communication around adverse events and errors in cancer care.

4. to disseminate the recommendations and materials through three health plans.

5. to conduct a preliminary evaluation of the perceived usefulness and impact of the materials.

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