Outpatient Cancer Clinics Survey
Outpatient cancer clinics are specialist clinics operated by hospitals that mainly provide care to patients with cancer, but also provide care to patients without cancer, who are treated for other conditions.
Each year, the Outpatient Cancer Clinics Survey asks for feedback from people who attended this type of clinic in a NSW public hospital about their experiences of care. The 2016 data reflects the experiences of care of more than 12,000 people across 51 outpatient cancer clinics in NSW.
More than 12000 patients told us about their experiences of care in a NSW outpatient cancer clinic
Almost all patients rated their experiences of care as very good (85%), good (13%)
Three in four patients were completely told how to manage possible side effects of treatment
Two in three patients said health professionals completely discussed their worries or fears with them