AUSTRALIAN PREDICTING INFECTIOUS COMPLICATIONS IN CHILDREN WITH CANCER (PICNICC) PROJECT

Grant number: 1104527 | Funding period: 2016 - 2019

Completed

Abstract

Children undergoing cancer treatment are at an increased risk of infection. This is managed by admission to hospital for antibiotics which can be a frightening experience for the child, disruptive for their family and expensive for the healthcare system. While many need admission, a proportion of patients can be safely managed at home with oral or intravenous antibiotics. This project aims to identify these children, so as to improve their quality of life, and decrease cost of treatment.

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