Do patient-reported symptoms predict emergency department visits in cancer patients? A population-based analysis.

@article{Barbera2013DoPS,
  title={Do patient-reported symptoms predict emergency department visits in cancer patients? A population-based analysis.},
  author={L. Stuart Barbera and Clare L. Atzema and Rinku Sutradhar and Hsien-Yeang Seow and D. Dewayne Howell and Amna Husain and Jonathan A. Sussman and Craig C. Earle and Ying X. Liu and Deborah Jane Dudgeon},
  journal={Annals of emergency medicine},
  year={2013},
  volume={61 4},
  pages={
          427-437.e5
        }
}
STUDY OBJECTIVE Since 2007 in Ontario, Canada, the Edmonton Symptom Assessment System has been routinely used for cancer outpatients. The purpose of this study is to determine the relationship between individual patient symptoms and symptom severity, with the likelihood of an emergency department (ED) visit. METHODS The cohort included all cancer patients in Ontario who completed an Edmonton Symptom Assessment System between January 2007 and March 2009. Using multiple linked provincial health… CONTINUE READING
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