Patient Management Frameworks

In 2002, the Department of Health (then Department of Human Services) commissioned the development of a Cancer Services Framework for Victoria, which has been developed by a national expert consultancy group, the Collaboration for Cancer Outcomes Research and Evaluation (C Core).

The patient management frameworks are a clear description of the care pathway, identifying the critical points along that pathway and the optimal model of care required.

They are intended to improve patient outcomes by facilitating consistent care based on evidence and best practice across the state.

They set out the key requirements for the provision of optimal care which need to be considered at each step of the care pathway.

In contrast to clinical practice guidelines that guide appropriate practice and decision making, the patient management frameworks provide a guide to the patient journey to ensure patients with cancer and their families receive optimal care and support.

The principles upon which the Cancer Services Framework has been based include:

  • Multidisciplinary cancer care to ensure effective and efficient patient management.
  • Maximal geographic access for patients and their carers/families.
  • High quality and safe cancer services.

Patient Management Frameworks Downloads

The following files are provided by the Victorian Government Department of Health.

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The patient management frameworks are not rules and do not carry a sense of prescription. The patient management frameworks represent the ‘what’, rather than seeking to prescribe the ‘how’.
The patient management frameworks are not rules and do not carry a sense of prescription. The patient management frameworks represent the ‘what’, rather than seeking to prescribe the ‘how’.

The Cancer Services Framework articulates a vision for a cancer service system in Victoria that identifies a number of major metropolitan and regional providers with formalized strategic links to intermediate and smaller services, and to rural services.

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