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Table 5 Patient-reported access to health care service providers regarding breast cancer

From: Development and proof-of-concept of a multicenter, patient-centered cancer registry for breast cancer patients with metastatic disease—the “Breast cancer care for patients with metastatic disease” (BRE-4-MED) registry

N = 30 CRFs at baseline
Access to:No problemNo access possibleNot necessary
n (%)
General practitioner27 (93.1)0 (0)2 (6.9)
Medical specialist30 (100)0 (0)0 (0)
Follow-up care16 (69.6)2 (8.7)5 (21.7)
Psychotherapy8 (27.6)3 (10.3)18 (62.1)
Psycho-oncologist7 (25.9)2 (7.4)18 (66.7)
Cancer counseling centers7 (24.1)4 (19.8)18 (62.1)
Self-aid groups7 (25.9.)2 (7.4)18 (66.7)
Physiotherapy24 (85.7)1 (3.6)3 (10.7)
Nutritional counseling11 (39.3)3 (10.7)14 (50.0)
Household help7 (25.0)3 (10.7)18 (64.3)
Rehabilitation centers13 (46.4)4 (14.3)11 (39.3)
Palliative care4 (14.3)5 (17.9)19 (67.9)
Sports18 (67.1)4 (19.8)7 (24.1)