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Study examines NC cancer patient emergency department visits

May 23, 2011 | In Faculty, News, Research Tags: , , ,

When cancer patients experience medical problems, they may visit emergency departments, but how often and for what reasons, there is little data. A first-ever study of emergency room use by oncology patients in North Carolina was published in the May 23, 2011 online issue of the Journal of Clinical Oncology. Authors hope the study can give them information so that they can target clinical problems to improve delivery of quality cancer care, thus avoiding emergency room visits.

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