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Author(s):
Ihbe-Heffinger, Angela; Paessens, Bernadette J.; Schilling, Christoph von; Shlaen, Margarita; Gottschalk, Nina; Berger, Karin; Bernard, Rudolf; Kiechle, Marion; Peschel, Christian; Jacobs, Volker R. 
Title:
Management of Febrile Neutropenia -- a German Prospective Hospital Cost Analysis in Lymphoproliferative Disorders, Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer, and Primary Breast Cancer 
Abstract:
Background: Febrile neutropenia/leukopenia (FN/FL) is the most frequent dose-limiting toxicity of myelosuppressive chemotherapy, but German data on economic consequences are limited. Patients and Methods: A prospective, multicentre, longitudinal, observational study was carried out to evaluate the occurrence of FN/FL and its impact on health resource utilization and costs in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), lymphoproliferative disorder (LPD), and primary breast cancer (PBC) patients. Costs ar...    »
 
Keywords:
Costs and cost analysis; Neutropenia; Leukopenia; Health resources; Combined antineoplastic treatment protocols; Adverse effects 
Journal title:
Onkologie 
Year:
2011 
Journal volume:
34 
Journal issue:
Pages contribution:
241--246 
Publisher:
S. Karger GmbH 
Publisher address:
Freiburg, Germany 
Print-ISSN:
1423-0240 
E-ISSN:
2296-5262 
Notes:
Dieser Beitrag ist mit Zustimmung des Rechteinhabers aufgrund einer (DFG-geförderten) Allianz- bzw. Nationallizenz frei zugänglich. This publication is with permission of the rights owner freely accessible due to an Alliance licence and a national licence (funded by the DFG, German Research Foundation) respectively.