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Identifying quality of life indicators to improve outpatient pharmacy services for prostate cancer patients: a comparison between brazilian and british experiences
Int. braz. j. urol; 45(3): 435-448, May-June 2019. tab, graf
Artigo em Inglês | LILACS-Express | ID: biblio-1012324
Biblioteca responsável: BR1.1
ABSTRACT

ABSTRACT OBJECTIVES:

Prostate cancer is the most common and fatal cancer amongst Brazilian males. The quality of prostate cancer care in Brazil was systematically reviewed and compared to United Kingdom (UK) National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidelines, which are considered an international benchmark in care, to deter- mine any treatment gaps in Brazilian practice.

MATERIALS AND METHODS:

A systematic review of Brazilian and UK literature was under- taken. Additionally, quality of life scores was measured using a FACT-P questionnaire of 36 prostate cancer patients attending the Farmácia Universitária da Universidade de São Paulo (FARMUSP). These scores were compared against NICE care measures for patient safety, clinical efficacy and quality of life indicators determined by either quantitative or qualitative methods.

KEY FINDINGS:

The quality of prostate cancer care in Brazil was considered good when compared to NICE guidelines. However, FACT-P data strongly indicated a poor under- standing of treatment received by Brazilian patients and that their mental health needs were not being met.

CONCLUSIONS:

NICE quality statements that address the holistic needs of patients should be implemented into Brazilian outpatient care plans. Addressing the non-medical concerns of patients may improve quality of life and can be easily rolled-out through existing Brazilian pharmacy services at no financial cost to the Brazilian Unified Health System (SUS).

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Texto completo: Disponível Coleções: Bases de dados internacionais Base de dados: LILACS Tipo de estudo: Revisão sistemática País/Região como assunto: América do Sul / Brasil Idioma: Inglês Revista: Int. braz. j. urol Assunto da revista: Urologia Ano de publicação: 2019 Tipo de documento: Artigo País de afiliação: Brasil / Reino Unido Instituição/País de afiliação: King's College London/GB / Universidade de São Paulo - USP/BR