Chris O’Brien Lifehouse gets poor patient ratings for symptoms, participation and positivity

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hospital bed patient female illness treatment_oncology news australiaBy Harriet Alexander, SMH.

The Chris O’Brien Lifehouse, which was built in 2013 to become the pre-eminent centre of excellence in cancer care, scored significantly lower than other outpatient clinics on several aspects of care that were assessed by the NSW Bureau of Health Information and Cancer Institute NSW.

The agencies surveyed 3700 patients three months after they visited a cancer clinic in 2015 and 99 per cent said the care they received was either good or very good.

But the Lifehouse fell below the state average on all measures when patients scored the severity of their symptoms and was highlighted for performing significantly worse than other clinics when patients in the active treatment stage assessed their wellbeing, anxiety, depression and pain…read the full story.

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