Impact of chemotherapy-associated nausea and vomiting on patients' functional status and on costs: survey of five Canadian centres.

@article{Obrien1993ImpactOC,
  title={Impact of chemotherapy-associated nausea and vomiting on patients' functional status and on costs: survey of five Canadian centres.},
  author={Bernie J O'brien and James Rusthoven and Angela Rocchi and J. Phillipe Latreille and Sheldon Fine and Theodore A. Vandenberg and Francis Laberge},
  journal={CMAJ : Canadian Medical Association journal = journal de l'Association medicale canadienne},
  year={1993},
  volume={149 3},
  pages={296-302}
}
OBJECTIVE To estimate the effect of chemotherapy-associated nausea and emesis on patients' functional status and on costs to the health care system, the patients and society before antagonists to the serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine) receptor subtype 5-HT3 became available. DESIGN A 5-day prospective survey between February and May 1991 of patients receiving chemotherapy for cancer. Data were obtained from questionnaires completed by nurses and patients. SETTING Five Canadian cancer treatment… CONTINUE READING