Acute care toolkit 7: Acute oncology on the acute medical unit – Royal College of Physicians – October 2013

Posted on October 2, 2013. Filed under: Acute Care, Emergency Medicine, Oncology | Tags: |

Acute care toolkit 7: Acute oncology on the acute medical unit – Royal College of Physicians – October 2013

“Advances in cancer management continue to improve patient outcomes, but this has been accompanied by a steady increase in emergency admissions with disease- or treatment-related complications. The acute medical unit (AMU) currently shoulders much of this burden. Providing efficient and excellent care to this complex patient group in a busy AMU presents a key challenge. A good working partnership between the AMU and acute oncology service (AOS) can result in a significant improvement in patient care together with opportunities for admission avoidance and early discharge.”

Press release – Promoting better care for cancer patients with urgent medical problems

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