Ambulatory approach to cancer care. Part 1: the patient experience.

@article{Comerford2018AmbulatoryAT,
  title={Ambulatory approach to cancer care. Part 1: the patient experience.},
  author={Diana Comerford and Raakhee Shah},
  journal={British journal of nursing},
  year={2018},
  volume={27 17},
  pages={
          S4-S12
        }
}
Ambulatory care (AC) is an approach within which inpatient chemotherapy regimens and supportive care are delivered in an outpatient service. Patients receive their treatments and supportive care daily in AC and stay at a nearby hotel or their home, rather than in an inpatient bed. A systematic literature search found a growing amount of literature on AC and the specific regimens used. However, little was found on AC with regard to the patient experience, safety, the benefits and challenges of… 
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