Management of neutropenic fever in a private hospital oncology unit
Rohen Skiba, Nisha Sikotra, Timothy Ball, Astrid Arellano, Eli Gabbay, Timothy D Clay
INTERNAL MEDICINE JOURNAL | WILEY | Published : 2020
BACKGROUND: Neutropenic fever is a medical emergency, which poses a significant morbidity and mortality risk to cancer patients receiving chemotherapy. National guidelines recommend that patients presenting with suspected neutropenic fever receive appropriate intravenous antibiotics within 60 min of admission. AIM: We aimed to investigate the management of neutropenic fever in a large private oncology centre. METHODS: A retrospective audit of all patients who presented to St John of God Hospital, Subiaco, in the 2017 calendar year, with a known solid organ malignancy and a recorded diagnosis of neutropenic fever was conducted. Patients were identified through the hospitals Patient Administra..View full abstract
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