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Type: Journal article
Title: Early discharge and ambulatory care of low-risk patients with neutropenic fever in Australia
Author: Hocking, C.
Taylor, A.
Hayward, A.
Citation: Internal Medicine Journal, 2013; 43(5):591-595
Publisher: Wiley
Issue Date: 2013
ISSN: 1444-0903
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C. Hocking, A. Taylor and A. Hayward
Abstract: Neutropenic fever commonly necessitates hospital admission following chemotherapy, contributing significantly to the economic cost of cancer management. Strategies utilising early discharge and ambulatory management with oral antibiotics have been demonstrated safe and effective internationally and included in recently published Australian guidelines. Here, we sought to evaluate this strategy for the first time in a controlled series in the Australian setting to allow ambulatory management for low-risk patients to become the new standard of care at our institution.
Keywords: febrile neutropenia; early discharge; ambulatory care; Australia
Description: Article first published online: 14 MAY 2013
Rights: © 2013 The Authors
RMID: 0030021362
DOI: 10.1111/imj.12117
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