Investigators:, Prof Sanchia Aranda, Ms Deborah Baker, Ms Nicola Creighton, Prof David Currow, Ms Kalinda Griffiths, Ms Mikaela Jorgensen, Dr Kris Rogers, Mr Matthew Soeberg, Ms Megan Varlow, Mr Richard Walton, Prof Jane Young (CI).

This study aims to quantify health service use in a cohort of people with cancer in NSW, before and after their cancer diagnosis, with the potential to inform future initiatives to streamline care pathways and improve cancer care services outside of hospital settings.

A key reason for undertaking this research is to contribute evidence for implementing change in health systems to improve patient and the  potential to contribute information about an important knowledge gap on health service utilisation before and after a cancer diagnosis in NSW, particularly the role of primary care in early detection and follow-up of cancer.