New Optimal Care Pathways

The Victorian Department of Health and Human Services have commissioned the Cancer Council Victoria to conduct a review of the Optimal Care Pathways (formerly Patient Management Frameworks).  The Optimal Care Pathways describe the optimal care for common types of cancer including emerging areas of practice such as optimal supportive care, optimal communications, and survivorship.  The documents identify specific steps, or critical points along the care pathway and the recommended care at each point.   The aim is to improve patient outcomes by reducing variation in care across the whole pathway. These will be adopted nationally. 
     
The following new Optimal Cancer Care Pathways, corresponding Quick Reference Guides and consumer versions are now available online at www.cancervic.org.au:

  • acute myeloid leukaemia
  • basal cell and squamous cell carcinoma
  • breast cancer 
  • colorectal
  • endometrial cancer
  • head and neck cancer 
  • hepatocellular carcinoma
  • high grade glioma  
  • hodgkin lymphoma and diffuse large B-cell lymphoma
  • lung cancer
  • melanoma
  • oesophageogastric cancer
  • ovarian cancer  
  • pancreatic cancer
  • prostate cancer

An OCP for children and adolescents with acute luekaemia is available at pics.org.au

We encourage you to publicise these documents and distribute to your local networks and stakeholders

The consumer OCPs have been developed into an interactive web portal and is now live. Visit  www.cancerpathways.org.au

For more information please contact
Ph 9496 3322

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