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Pharmacist-led Transitions of Care in the Outpatient Oncology Infusion Center for Patients With Solid Tumor

2019-10-16 10:39:35 | BioPortfolio

Summary

This trial studies how well pharmacist-led transitions of care works in the outpatient oncology infusion center for patients with solid tumor. Having a pharmacist in the outpatient oncology infusion center may help to identify and correct medical related problems and improve overall patient and staff satisfaction. Patients receiving education may benefit from gaining a better understanding of their antineoplastic therapy. Understanding the side effects associated with the therapy may also help patients better be prepared to manage any adverse effects they may experience.

Description

PRIMARY OBJECTIVE:

I. To demonstrate the effectiveness of a clinical oncology pharmacist in the outpatient infusion center through education, and the identification and correction of medication related problem (MRP)s.

SECONDARY OBJECTIVE:

I. To evaluate overall patient and staff satisfaction with the added clinical oncology pharmacy education.

EXPLORATORY OBJECTIVE:

I. Estimate the cost avoidance utilizing the pharmacy services provided in the prospective trial.

OUTLINE:

PHASE I: Patients' medical records are reviewed.

PHASE II: Patients receive pharmacist-led education on antineoplastic therapies including what to expect during infusion, general drug facts, common adverse effects, side effect management, and when to contact provider.

After completion of study, patients are followed up periodically.

Study Design

Conditions

Malignant Solid Neoplasm

Intervention

Medical Chart Review, Educational Intervention, Survey Administration

Location

Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Thomas Jefferson University
Philadelphia
Pennsylvania
United States
19107

Status

Recruiting

Source

Thomas Jefferson University

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2019-10-16T10:39:35-0400

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