The Supportive Care Model

Supportive care in Victoria adapts the tiered approach described by Fitch in 2000 (see figure below). This approach recognises that effective, efficient allocationof resources is required to respond to the diversity of needs of a population.

The Tiered Model of Supportive Care
Adapted from Fitch,M. 2000, Supportive care for cancer patients’. Hospital Quarterly. Volume 3, No. 4: 39-46. Reproduced with permission from Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre.
The Fitch Supportive Care Model


Supportive Cancer Care Victoria is funded by the Cancer and Palliative Care Section of the
Victorian State Government's Department of Health in support of Victoria's Supportive Care Policy.