The Decision Services program in the Carol Franc Buck Breast Care Center and the Patient Support Corps program in non-breast related clinics combined in 2015 to form a joint Patient Support Corps. A breakdown of the Patient Support Corps process and evaluation methods, detailing 7 years of data collection, was published to the National Center for Biotechnology Information's BioMed Central Journal.
The Wall Street Journal and US Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality have profiled Decision Services. The San Francisco Chronicle ran a story on the spread of the question-listing part of our program through a community partner, the Cancer Support Community. Kaiser Health News highlighted the shared decision-making aspect of the Patient Support Corps services and the value that it can hold for patients.
For an audio description of Decision Services, please review the August 28 broadcast of the radio show KQED Forum, featuring our Director, a patient, and a researcher being interviewed by host Dave Iverson:
Dave Iverson interviews Jeff Belkora on KQED Forum August 28, 2009
Click below to view a clip of our Director, Jeff Belkora, discussing Decision Services. This is a 2-minute excerpt taken from the site NewsCertified.