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Oncology: Inpatient Care Use

Chemotherapy and radiation to treat cancer can cause a wide variety of side effects. Patients frequently seek treatment for these side effects through the emergency department, indicating opportunity for better addressing patient needs throughout their disease course. The workgroup met from January to November 2020 and the recommendations were adopted November 2020.

Meeting Materials

January 7Agenda January 7
Bree Intro Slides
Bree Process
Charter Roster Draft January 7
February 4Agenda February 4
Minutes January 7
Charter Roster Draft
March 3Agenda March 3
Minutes February 4 
Charter Roster Draft
Nurse Phone Support Slides
April 7Agenda April 7
Minutes March 3
Draft Recommendations
May 5Agenda May 5
Minutes April 7
Draft Recommendations
June 2 Agenda June 2
Minutes May 5
Draft Recommendations
COSTaRS Remote Symptom Practice Guides
July 7Agenda July 7
Minutes June 2
Draft Recommendations
COSTaRS Call Anaylsis Template
Sample Template for Nursing Calls
August 4Agenda August 4
Minutes July 7
Draft Recommendations
OCM-OP Core Measure Set
November 3Agenda November 3
Minutes August 4
Draft Recommendations
Oncology Care Public Comments


Workgroup Members

Hugh Straley, MD (Chair)ChairBree Collaborative
Sibel Blau, MDOncologistNorthwest Medical Specialties
Andra Davis, PhD, MN, BSNAssistant Professor, VancouverWashington State University
Gurpreet Dhillon, MBADirector, Hospice, Palliative Care and PeaceHealth St. Joseph Cancer Center Service LinesPeaceHealth
Stefanie Hafermann, DNP, BSN, RN, PHNDirector of Program DevelopmentRegence
Blair Irwin, MD, MBAOncologistMulticare Regional Cancer Center
Barb Jensen, RN, BSN, MBADirector of Oncology and Palliative CareSkagit Regional Health
Sasha Joseph, MDMedical Director of Medical OncologyMulticare
Laura Panattoni, PhDStaff ScientistHutchinson Institute for Cancer Outcomes Research
Camille Puronen, MDOncologistKaiser Permanente Washington
Nancy Thompson, RN, MS, AOCNSDirector, Quality & Clinical PracticeSwedish Cancer Institute