Joint Integrated Assistance Process

Colorectal carcinoma (CRC) is the leading cause of cancer death in Portugal. The development of a Joint Integrated Assistance Process (PAI) allows the execution of early actions that prevent the development of neoplasms or their resection in stages and allows the constitution of a multidisciplinary team. This project proposes the orientation of patients diagnosed with CRC for the specialized functional unit (Colorectal Surgery Unit-UFCCR) responsible for clinical and therapeutic guidance. In the UFCCR patients will be guided according to the PAI-CRC and will enter into the prospective and observational study for the early detection of anastomotic failure, when the enteric anastomosis is considered in the therapeutic plan. It is intended that in the end the PAI-CRC and the screening be integrated into the interface of the health system.

Principal Investigator
Nuno José Gomes Rama

36 months (2019 – 2022)

Institutional Partners and Others
Hospital Centre of Leiria, EPE
ACES Pinhal Litoral
Abel Salazar Institute of Biomedical Sciences of University of Porto

Funding Ministry of Health – Incentive Program for the Integration of Care and Valuation of Patients’ Pathways in the National Health Service