Systematic patient involvement for homebased outpatient administration of complex chemotherapy in acute leukemia and lymphoma

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Katrine S Fridthjof, Peter Kampmann, Anne Dünweber, Jette S Gørløv, Connie Nexø, Lone S Friis, Kristina H Nørskov, Pernille C Welinder, Claus Moser, Lars Kjeldsen, Tom Møller

Based on experience with comprehensive patient involvement, we present data from implementation of portable, programmable infusion pumps (PPP) for home-based chemotherapy administration in patients with acute leukaemia and in lymphoma patients receiving (carmustine, etoposide, cytarabine, melphalan) BEAM regimen. Data from 84 patients, receiving 177 cycles of PPP administered chemotherapy, showed convincing safety with minor equipment errors encountered and with high patient satisfaction. In-hospital days could be reduced with 52% out of a total of 1197 treatment days. Homebased PPP has several advantages from a patient perspective and furthermore frees up in-hospital beds for patients in need of them.

Original languageEnglish
JournalBritish Journal of Haematology
Volume181
Issue number5
Pages (from-to)637-641
Number of pages5
ISSN0007-1048
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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