DNVF-Memorandum Versorgungsforschung in der Onkologie

Translated title of the contribution: DNVF Memorandum Health Services Research in Oncology

Christoph Kowalski*, Ute Susann Albert, Walter Baumann, Ernst Günther Carl, Nicole Ernstmann, Kerstin Hermes-Moll, Eva Maria Fallenberg, Günter Feick, Stefan Feiten, Martin Härter, Vitali Heidt, Christian Heuser, Joachim Hübner, Stefanie Joos, Alexander Katalinic, Özlem Kempkens, Hedy Kerek-Bodden, Monika Klinkhammer-Schalke, Michael Koller, Thomas LangerBurkhard Lehner, Michael P. Lux, Imad Maatouk, Holger Pfaff, Boris Ratsch, Susanne Schach, Isabelle Scholl, Nicole Skoetz, Raymond Voltz, Joachim Wiskemann, Elisabeth Inwald

*Corresponding author for this work


Health services research in oncology deals with all situations which cancer patients face. It looks at the different phases of care, i. e. prevention/early detection, prehabilitation, diagnostics, therapy, rehabilitation and palliative care as well as the various actors, including those affected, the carers and self-help. It deals with healthy people (e. g. in the context of prevention/early detection), patients and cancer survivors. Due to the nature of cancer and the existing care structures, there are a number of specific contents for health services research in oncology compared to general health services research while the methods remain essentially identical. This memorandum describes the subject, illustrates the care structures and identifies areas of health services research in oncology. This memorandum has been prepared by the Oncology Section of the German Network for Health Services Research and is the result of intensive discussions.

Translated title of the contributionDNVF Memorandum Health Services Research in Oncology
Original languageGerman
Issue number8-9
Pages (from-to)E108-E121
Publication statusPublished - 01.09.2020

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  • Research Area: Center for Population Medicine and Public Health (ZBV)


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