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TEIXEIRA, Tamara Otsuru Augustinho et al. The COVID-19 pandemic and specialized oncology care: An experience report. Rev Cuid [online]. 2021, vol.12, n.2, e1377.  Epub Oct 01, 2021. ISSN 2216-0973.


The COVID-19 pandemic has brought many challenges to oncology care, leading to the implementation of new operational models in health management and care.


To describe the experiences related to the implementation of health management and care models in cancer treatment centers during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Materials and Methods

A qualitative descriptive case report was conducted including experiences from March 5 to January 31, 2021. Reports were provided by different cancer treatment centers in São Paulo, Brazil.


Actions such as identification of patients eligible for telemedicine and telenursing strategies, preparation of COVID-19-free environments for healthcare professionals and patients, and support for educational actions to increase knowledge and adoption of safety behavior for healthcare professionals and patients were observed in the three reports.


A common element described in the reports is the implementation of actions to improve the safety of healthcare professionals, patients and the environment, as well as the continuity of cancer care. Scientific literature and recommendations of advisory boards, associations and organizations were supplementary to the measures applied.


Social distancing due to the risk of COVID-19 spread proved to a successful field for the introduction of new health management and care in cancer treatment. Although there will certainly be loss and damage to cancer treatment processes during this pandemic, mapping the drop in cancer diagnosis, as well as treatment interruptions, is essential to mitigate any consequences.

Keywords : Safety Management; Medical Oncology; Coronavirus Infections; Ambulatory Care; Pandemics.

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