A nurse practitioner-led urgent care center: meeting the needs of the patient with cancer.

@article{Ruegg2013ANP,
  title={A nurse practitioner-led urgent care center: meeting the needs of the patient with cancer.},
  author={Tracy A Ruegg},
  journal={Clinical journal of oncology nursing},
  year={2013},
  volume={17 4},
  pages={
          E52-7
        }
}
Providing comprehensive care for patients with cancer is complex with regard to severe treatment-related side effects. Hundreds of thousands of patients with cancer visit the emergency department (ED) each year, and more than half report multiple visits. In the United States, few of the National Cancer Institute-designated cancer centers have an ED specifically for patients with cancer. EDs often are an overcrowded and expensive way in which to care for the urgent needs of patients with cancer… CONTINUE READING

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