The evidence is clear—rehabilitation programs improve patient-reported and clinical outcomes for patients with advanced cancer.1 Yet, similar to many other evidence-proven supportive cancer care services, rehabilitation is usually only provided reactively—when patients have lost so much function that they require costly institutionalized care.2 Limited access to high-quality care, lack of awareness of the clinical benefits, and a strained professional workforce prevent receipt of proactive, supportive cancer care for patients who may benefit the most from these services.
Patel MI. Collaborative Telerehabilitation—A Smart Move for Patients With Advanced Cancer. JAMA Oncol. Published online April 04, 20195(5):652–653. doi:10.1001/jamaoncol.2019.0021
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