The importance of organizing in cancer care: Cooperation and coordination. Evidence from an action-research project on Lung Cancer

Journal title MECOSAN
Author/s Americo Cicchetti, Roberta Laurita, Luca Giorgio
Publishing Year 2023 Issue 2022/124 Language Italian
Pages 19 P. 93-111 File size 0 KB
DOI 10.3280/mesa2022-124oa16271
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Inter and intra organizational coordination is a key topic for organizational scholars, especially in the healthcare sector. Despite a wide literature on multidisciplinary team management of cancer patients, existing evidence have not fully analysed which structures, actors, tools and social dynamics are associated with an effective clinical team. This study, through the action research, analyses the current ways of management of Lung Cancer Patients and proposes an optimal model consisting in some organizational guidelines to be applied to ensure an effective management. Our analysis identifies and detail three pillars characterizing the optimal model: 1) the characteristics of the disease management team, 2) the organizational infrastructure ensuring the adoption of clinical pathways, 3) an integrated system of indicators.

Keywords: ; multidisciplinary teams; cancer; clinical pathways; action research; quality improvement

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Americo Cicchetti, Roberta Laurita, Luca Giorgio, L’importanza dell’organizzazione in oncologia: collaborazione e coordinamento. Evidenze da una ricerca intervento sul tumore del polmone in "MECOSAN" 124/2022, pp 93-111, DOI: 10.3280/mesa2022-124oa16271