The Potential Role of an Acute Oncology Service

Bruce, C.M. et al. Clinical Oncology | Published online: 17 April 2017

Highlights:

  • There is ample scope to work with primary care to reduce cancer patient admissions.
  • Only one quarter of cancer patients had an inpatient oncologist review.
  • Median length of stay was 6 days; the literature suggests an AOS could reduce this.
  • A pilot suggests a reduction in number of bed days can be achieved with an AOS.
  • An AOS is likely to have a positive impact at an individual and national level.

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