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={Lisa Barbera and Clare L. Atzema and Rinku Sutradhar and Hsien Y. Seow and Doris D Howell and Amna Husain and Jonathan Sussman and Craig 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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Nausea , drowsiness , and shortness of breath with moderate or severe scores were associated with ED visits ( adjusted OR 1.2 to 1.5 ) , whereas pain , tiredness , poor appetite , and well - being had a significant association for mild scores ( adjusted OR 1.2 , 1.3 , 1.2 , and 1.3 , respectively ) , moderate scores ( adjusted OR 1.3 , 1.5 , 1.5 , and 1.7 , respectively ) , and severe scores ( adjusted OR 1.4 , 1.7 , 1.7 , and 1.9 , respectively ) .
PainNo subtypeFatigue
Nausea , drowsiness , and shortness of breath with moderate or severe scores were associated with ED visits ( adjusted OR 1.2 to 1.5 ) , whereas pain , tiredness , poor appetite , and well - being had a significant association for mild scores ( adjusted OR 1.2 , 1.3 , 1.2 , and 1.3 , respectively ) , moderate scores ( adjusted OR 1.3 , 1.5 , 1.5 , and 1.7 , respectively ) , and severe scores ( adjusted OR 1.4 , 1.7 , 1.7 , and 1.9 , respectively ) .
Since 2007 in Ontario , Canada , the Edmonton Symptom Assessment System has been routinely used for cancer outpatients .
The cohort included all cancer patients in Ontario who completed an Edmonton Symptom Assessment System between January 2007 and March 2009 .
The cohort included all cancer patients in Ontario who completed an Edmonton Symptom Assessment System between January 2007 and March 2009 .
Since 2007 in Ontario , Canada , the Edmonton Symptom Assessment System has been routinely used for cancer outpatients .
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