Safety and cost effectiveness of early hospital discharge of lower risk children with cancer admitted for fever and neutropenia.

@article{Bash1994SafetyAC,
  title={Safety and cost effectiveness of early hospital discharge of lower risk children with cancer admitted for fever and neutropenia.},
  author={Robert O. Bash and Jeffry A. Katz and Jennifer Cash and George R. Buchanan},
  journal={Cancer},
  year={1994},
  volume={74 1},
  pages={189-96}
}
BACKGROUND Standard treatment for fever during periods of chemotherapy-induced neutropenia includes hospitalization and administration of intravenous antibiotics until the patient is afebrile and no longer neutropenic. This study prospectively evaluates the safety and cost-effectiveness of early discharge of selected low risk children before recovery from neutropenia. METHODS We studied 74 children with cancer during 131 consecutive admissions for fever during a period of neutropenia. All… CONTINUE READING

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