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Cancer Care for the Whole Patient: Meeting Psychosocial Health Needs
mance measures for psychosocial health care. The demonstration could also examine how various types of personnel can be used to perform specific types of interventions and how those personnel can best be trained.
Recommendation: Support for dissemination and uptake.The National Cancer Institute, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services(CMS), and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)should, individually or collectively, conduct a large-scale demonstration and evaluation of various approaches to the efficient provision ofpsychosocial health care in accordance with the standard of care. Thisprogram should demonstrate how the standard can be implemented indifferent settings, with different populations, and with varying personnel and organizational arrangements.
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