Figure A4. Electronic health record usage.
The survey results indicated that the population of clinicians treating patients were confident overall in their ability to treat geriatric patients with cancer, but not as confident as they felt in treating younger patients with cancer (Figure A5). Notably, these confidence levels are not as high as what has been noted in the past with other clinical areas when confidence in treating was assessed using a similar survey.
Figure A5. Confidence levels.
Most physicians (53%) expressed a desire that the NCCN guidelines for the care of geriatric patients with cancer provided more guidance (Figure A6). A subpopulation of this group noted that they believed the guidelines had little or no utility in their clinical practice. A separate, but notable, portion of the survey respondents were completely unaware that guidelines specific for geriatric patients with cancer had been developed.
Figure A6. Guideline opinion.
Survey respondents were asked to rate certain educational platforms for their usefulness as tools to learn about new therapies (Figure A7). Overall, respondents found most platforms useful, with journals and meetings receiving the highest scores. Notably, email updates were rated significantly lower than other platforms. The faculty board was in relative agreement that this was most likely a result of an overwhelming volume of emails.