Enhancing Shared-care Models Between Primary-care and Cancer-care Teams in Post-treatment Care

In supporting the growing number of individuals transitioning to survivorship care, there is a need to improve the coordination between primary-care and cancer-care teams. In many jurisdictions across Canada, the provision of cancer services operates using a parallel cancer sub-system, which has limited overlap or integration with primary and community care. The fragmented nature of this care transition is not sustainable and creates numerous challenges for both patients and primary-care providers. This rapid synthesis examines the features of shared-care models designed to enhance coordination between primary-care and cancer-care teams in post-treatment care, and whether and how such models contribute to achieving the quadruple aim of enhancing patient experiences and health outcomes with manageable costs and positive provider experiences.