Avoidable and unavoidable visits to the emergency department among patients with advanced cancer receiving outpatient palliative care.

@article{DelgadoGuay2015AvoidableAU,
  title={Avoidable and unavoidable visits to the emergency department among patients with advanced cancer receiving outpatient palliative care.},
  author={Marvin Omar Delgado-Guay and Yu Jung Kim and Seong Hoon Shin and Gary B. Chisholm and Janet L. Williams and Julio A Allo and Eduardo Bruera},
  journal={Journal of pain and symptom management},
  year={2015},
  volume={49 3},
  pages={497-504}
}
CONTEXT Admissions to the emergency department (ED) can be distressing to patients with advanced cancer receiving palliative care. There is limited research about the clinical characteristics of these patients and whether these ED visits can be categorized as avoidable or unavoidable. OBJECTIVES To determine the frequency of potentially avoidable ED visits (AvEDs) for patients with advanced cancer receiving outpatient palliative care in a large tertiary cancer center, identify the clinical… CONTINUE READING
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