Factors influencing in-hospital length of stay and mortality in cancer patients suffering from febrile neutropenia.

@article{Lal2008FactorsII,
  title={Factors influencing in-hospital length of stay and mortality in cancer patients suffering from febrile neutropenia.},
  author={Amar Lal and Yasmin Bhurgri and Nida Butool Rizvi and Mohni Virwani and Rasheed Uddin Memon and Wajeeha Saeed and Muhammad Rizwan Sardar and Pawan Kumar and Asim Jamal Shaikh and S. Hasan Adil and Nehal Masood and Mohammed Khurshed},
  journal={Asian Pacific journal of cancer prevention : APJCP},
  year={2008},
  volume={9 2},
  pages={303-8}
}
INTRODUCTION Febrile neutropenia (FN) is a major complication of chemotherapy, costly in terms of morbidity, mortality and associated financial expenditure. The present study was conducted with the goal of highlighting FN as a serious problem in Pakistan, with the longer term objective of improved cancer survival, reduction in length of stay (LOS) in hospital, morbidity, mortality and costs in our existing developing country scenario. METHODS A cross-sectional descriptive study was conducted… CONTINUE READING
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