Journal article

Potential reduction of hospital stay length with outpatient management of low-risk febrile neutropenia in a regional cancer center

Mike Nguyen, Tate Jacobson, Javier Torres, Alysson Wann

CANCER REPORTS | WILEY | Published : 2021

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Febrile neutropenia is a serious complication of chemotherapy. The Multinational Association for Supportive Care in Cancer (MASCC) risk index score identifies patients at low risk of serious complications. Outpatient management programs have been successfully piloted in other Australian metropolitan cancer centers. AIM: To assess current management of febrile neutropenia at our regional cancer center and determine potential impacts of an outpatient management program. METHOD: We performed a retrospective review of medical records for all patients admitted at our regional institution with febrile neutropenia between 1 January 2016, and 31 December 2018. We collected information re..

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