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Jill Theresa Marie Carman






Clinical Standards -- A roadmap for excellence in cancer care

Nova Scotia cancer patients expect and deserve the very best care that our health system can provide regardless of who they are or where they live. Although all health providers are dedicated to ensuring patients receive the highest quality of care possible, many factors challenge and indeed impact their ability to do so. Delivery of uniform health services across nine districts, and in a variety of settings, demands some changes in the way health professionals work.

Currently, the coordination of care within and between health districts is challenging, often marked with delays, redundancies and inefficiencies. This leads to duplication of tests, unnecessary tests and additional visits that translate to higher costs for the system and in some cases, poorer outcomes for the patient.

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