Impact of an initial supportive oncology clinic visit on hospitalizations and emergency department visits.

150 Background: Hospitalizations and emergency department (ED) visits can be frequent, costly and discordant with stated goals-of-care for cancer patients. Little is known about the impact of outpatient palliative care and supportive oncology on hospitalizations and ED visits. Our aim was to investigate the impact of an initial visit at an outpatient… (More)