Screening for distress, the sixth vital sign: examining self-referral in people with cancer over a one-year period

Psycho-Oncology, 04/23/2012

Overall levels of access of psychosocial services were relatively low in this population and varied by socio–demographic variables and symptom burden. Routine monitoring of psychosocial, practical and physical concerns is a potential strategy for targeting individuals who may require additional information or support in accessing available services to manage their concerns.

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