Objectives

EquityCancer-LA

Objectives

EquityCancer-LA

Objectives

EquityCancer-LA

Objectives

EquityCancer-LA

Objectives

EquityCancer-LA


General objective

To evaluate the contextual effectiveness of scaling up a multicomponent integrated care intervention to improve early cancer diagnosis, using a participatory approach, in health networks of different health systems in Latin America.


Specific objectives

a) To analyse delays in cancer diagnosis, associated factors and the main barriers and facilitators of access to early diagnosis, related to the context and population characteristics of the most frequent cancers in public health networks in Chile, Colombia and Ecuador.

b) Adapt and implement, through a participatory approach, an integrated care intervention to improve early diagnosis of the most common cancers in each particular context, based on three basic components: training of primary care teams, a rapid diagnostic and referral pathway, and a patient information strategy to use the services.

c) Evaluate the contextual effectiveness and implementation process to identify factors related to the context, process and content of the intervention that determine its sustainability and applicability in other settings.

d) Evaluate the cost of the intervention and its implementation and estimate cost-effectiveness, in order to inform its implementation in other contexts.

e) Develop a strategy and tools to implement the intervention on a large scale and in a sustainable way in order to translate the evidence into innovative and effective policies for cancer control in Latin America and other contexts.