Journal article

A nurse-led paediatric oncology fast-track clinic proves a successful ambulatory intervention for patients

A Wong, M Glogolia, PW Lange, S Dale, M Chappell, T Soosay Raj, D Hanna, L Devaraja, C Williams, J Williamson, R Conyers

SUPPORTIVE CARE IN CANCER | SPRINGER | Published : 2020

Abstract

AIM: To assess the impact of a pilot nurse-led paediatric oncology fast-track clinic (OFTC) for complications and side effects following chemotherapy within a paediatric tertiary hospital. METHODS: Prospective clinical data from the first 100 patients seen in the OFTC were compared with retrospective data of oncology patient presentations to the emergency department (ED) (over a 1-year period, n = 196) who would have been eligible for review in the OFTC. Parent and patient satisfaction of clinical care were also assessed via surveys pre- and post-OFTC implementation. RESULTS: Analysis which achieved statistical difference was a reduction in the number of blood tubes taken in OFTC (average 1...

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