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Securing high-quality Care For Cancer patients at End-of-life – The SAFE-study

Through the SAFE-study, we will contribute to new knowledge on care in cancer patients’ end-of-life, by describing, understanding and evaluating care pathways.

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Cancer patients are heterogeneous, with regard to severity, age, gender, comorbidity and access to informal care givers. To enable home-based care and death, care provision focuses on interdisciplinary and integrated care, including secondary, primary and home and community-based care givers, in addition to informal carers. Consequently, end-of-life care is complex and resource demanding with an estimated annual cost to the healthcare sector of NOK 4.4 billion. Despite this, little knowledge exists on (1) composition of care to cancer patients end-of-life, (2) perception among care providers, patients and informal caregivers of the content of safe, high-quality end-of-life care.


  • Bildet viser tre personer som blir vurdert under forstørrelsesglass Focus group interviews Feb. 17, 2021

    We have completed four focus group interviews with health care personnel in two municipalities in Norway, Moss and Stange.

  • Profilbilde av prosjektleder Eline Aas Trygg ved livets slutt Feb. 16, 2021

    Presentasjon av SAFE-prosjektet helse- og mestringsutvalget i Moss kommune, sak i Moss Avis


The primary objective of the SAFE-study is to increase the likelihood for cancer patients to receive safe, high-quality end-of-life care.


1) describe current care pathway of cancer patients, and identify the role of informal care and heterogeneity,

2) understand how patients, informal caregivers and formal care providers perceive high quality end-of-life care, and understand which factors influence patients and their next of kinds’ health-related quality of life (HRQoL). We will compare ICECAP and EQ-5D-5L.


Norwegian Cancer Society.


Deakin University (Australia),University of Turku (Finland), Moss Municipality, Stange Municipality

Project Start and Finish

July 2020 to Dec 2023


Published Sep. 8, 2020 11:45 AM - Last modified Feb. 17, 2021 2:36 PM


Detailed list of participants