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

    Article - En anglais

    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 patients initially were hospitalized and received broad-spectrum antibiotics.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Neutropénie, Fièvre, Enfant, Tumeur maligne, Hospitalisation, Economie santé, Analyse coût, Homme, Hémopathie, Leucopénie

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Neutropenia, Fever, Child, Malignant tumor, Hospitalization, Health economy, Cost analysis, Human, Hemopathy, Leukopenia

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 94-0577583

    Code Inist : 002B30A04B. Création : 09/06/1995.