Project
Completed
2017

JA CanCon: development of a European Guide on Quality Improvement in out of hospital Comprehensive Cancer Care

Duration: Mar 2014 - Mar 2017

Cancon (officially European Guide on Quality Improvement in Comprehensive Cancer Control or CanCon; Cancon for short) is a joint action initiative, co-funded by participating organisations, institutes, universities and health care units, and the European Union.

Background
During the upcoming years, the number of cancer patients will increase substantially. An adjusted organisation of cancer care is thus required. It is expected that the role of primary care in this process will grow, demanding, among others, improved balancing between health care suppliers.

Aim
With our research we contribute to improve the organisation of out-of-hospital care for patients with cancer during three different stages of the disease; the stage of screening, the stage of aftercare and the stage of palliative care.

Methods
We combine all best-evidence and best-practices experiences available in Europe to develop a guideline.

Results
A European Guide on Quality Improvement in Comprehensive Cancer Control spanning the whole patient journey from prevention to treatment and survivorship. With this guideline we support the ultimate goal: improving the quality of care during different stages of cancer.
Funding
European Union
Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sports (VWS), Netherlands
Project partners
National Institute of Public Health, Ljubljana, Slovenia; National Center of Public Health and Analyses, Ljubljana, Slovenia; Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim, Norway