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A risk assessment tool designed to assist staff to identify and prioritise the presenting problems of adult cancer patients contacting 24-hour advice lines.

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This document reflects what is currently regarded as safe practice. While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the content at the time of publication, the Cancer Institute NSW does not accept any liability, with respect to loss, damage, injury or expense arising from any such errors or omission in the contents of this work. Any reference throughout the document to specific pharmaceuticals and/or medical products as examples does not imply endorsement of any of these products. Use is subject to eviQ’s disclaimer available at

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29 May 2020