Priority 20 from the Mesothelioma PSP

UNCERTAINTY: What is the value of weekly telephone support for mesothelioma patients during chemotherapy in reducing hospital admissions, side effects and anxiety? (JLA PSP Priority 20)
Overall ranking 20
JLA question ID 0025/20 
Explanatory note Not available for this PSP
Evidence No systematic reviews or studies identified
Health Research Classification System category Cancer
Extra information provided by this PSP
Original uncertainty examples He found internet support groups helpful. Our GP visited or phoned regularly and was as a concerned friend , unhurried and available ~ We also had support locally from a nurse from our local hospice who made home visits and was always available on the phone, as were the district nurses and community nurses ~ I have been given various phone numbers contacts so that if I have any questions I can ask.  If I have to leave a message I do always get a return call.  It is good to know that I can make contact if I need  to.
Comparison Social care
Submitted by Bereaved x2 ~ Patient
Outcomes to be measured Reducing hospital admissions, side effects and anxiety
PSP information
PSP unique ID 0025
PSP name Mesothelioma
Total number of uncertainties identified by this PSP. 53  (To see a full list of all uncertainties identified, please see the detailed spreadsheet held on the JLA website)
Date of priority setting workshop 16 December 2014