CancerSupportSourceSM (CSS) is the first comprehensive distress screening program developed for community-based hospitals, physician practices and advocacy organizations to integrate screening, referral and follow-up care, through a single, streamlined, program.
Routine screening for social and emotional distress is a key component to comprehensive quality cancer care and is a recommendation of a number of quality recommendations and guidelines including:
- The 2013 Institute of Medicine Report, Delivering High Quality Cancer Care: Charting a Course for a System in Crisis
- The 2012 Patient-Centered Standards from the American College of Surgeon’s Commission on Cancer
- The 2008 Institute of Medicine Report, Cancer Care for the Whole Patient: Meeting Psychosocial Health Needs
- The Quality Oncology Practice Initiative of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
- The National Comprehensive Cancer Network Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology
- The Oncology Medical Home Model of the Community Oncology Alliance
CSS helps health care teams meet critical standards easily and effectively. CSS is more than a screening tool—it enables providers to create a vital program linking patient-reported needs with in-house and community support services in a way that allows patients to receive the care they need without significant resourcing from the health care team.