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Table 1 Guideline characteristics

From: Guidelines for the use of survivorship care plans: a systematic quality appraisal using the AGREE II instrument

Guideline Country of origin Focus Target audience Survivor group
Alberta Health Services Canada Survivorship care Oncology providers; family physicians Breast
American Cancer Society United States Survivorship care None explicitly stated, but oncology practitioners implied None specified
American Society of Clinical Oncology United States Survivorship care None explicitly stated, but oncology practitioners implied None specified
Association of Community Cancer Centers United States Guidance for cancer program development Association of Community Cancer Centers members; cancer care providers; community cancer centers None specified
Commission on Cancer United States Standards for cancer programs None explicitly stated, but Commission on Cancer members, cancer care providers, and accredited cancer programs implied None specified
Comprehensive Cancer Center of the Netherlands Netherlands Survivorship care Cancer care professionals who discuss aftercare and the cancer survivorship care plan with patients treated with curative intent Solid tumor
International Myeloma Foundation United States Survivorship care plans Members of the Nurse Leadership Board; care providers for multiple myeloma survivors; healthcare providers; nurses Multiple myeloma
Institute of Medicine United States Survivorship care Cancer care providers Breast, prostate, and colorectal cancers; Hodgkin’s disease
LIVESTRONG United States Survivorship care Practitioners in any effective cancer survivorship program None specified
National Breast and Ovarian Cancer Centre Australia Survivorship care Health care professionals Breast
National Comprehensive Cancer Network United States Survivorship care plans Health care professionals who care for survivors of adult onset cancer in the post-treatment period, including those in both oncology and primary care practices None specified
National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship/Institute of Medicine/ Lance Armstrong Foundation/ National Cancer Institute United States Survivorship care plans Clinical oncology providers; primary care providers None specified
National Cancer Institute Community Cancer Centers Program United States Survivorship care plans Practitioners in National Cancer Institute Community Cancer Centers Program member programs None specified
National Collaborating Centre for Cancer United Kingdom Survivorship care Advanced practice nurses; nurses; pharmacists; physician assistants; physicians Breast
President’s Cancer Panel United States Survivorship care Health care providers None specified
National Health Service United Kingdom Survivorship care Primary Care Trusts CEs, National Health Service Trust CEs, Strategic Health Authorities CEs, Care Trust CEs, Foundation Trust CEs, Medical Directors, Directors of Nursing, Local Authority CEs, Directors of Adult Social Services, Primary Care Trusts Chairs, National Health Service Trust Board Chairs, Directors of Human Resources, Directors of Finance, Allied Health Professionals, General Practitioners, Communications Leads, Directors of Children’s Social Services (p 2); service users, carers, clinicians and service commissioners. (p 5); None specified
  1. CE chief executives.