The Importance of Preparedness in the Community Oncology Setting

Jeff Patton, MD, explains the importance of preparedness in community oncology clinics as a World Cancer Day note.

Jeff Patton, MD, the CEO of OneOncology and executive board chair for Tennessee Oncology, explains the importance of preparedness in community oncology clinics as a World Cancer Day note.

During the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, oncology practices have learned many lessons about how vulnerable patients with cancer are during times of crisis. Oncologists also learned how to best care for their patients with limited resources and sometimes, from a distance.

Although, it is believed that COVID-19 will soon be resolved, epidemics or pandemics can always occur, says Patton. It is important that community oncologists remember these times and be prepared for health crises in the future.

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